"Lots of women have trouble sleeping. Friends may understand worries about money or work that keep them awake.
Few can relate to insomnia brought on by being a female combat soldier in Afghanistan.
During her deployment, Alica Lannon said she developed "crazy sleeping issues. Even when I came back, they (continued) for almost two years. … A friend, they're like oh, problems sleeping. They don't get it. I don't expect them to."
The 26-year-old has found empathic ears in a new group that's part of the veteran-to-veteran program CompeerCorps that is hosted by her employer, Compeer.
The CompeerCorps Women's Veteran Peer to Peer Group, which started a couple of months ago, uses the same model of supportive friendships of other Compeer programs to promote mental health." ... See MoreSee Less