Unseen is an informative, critical, and empathetic look into the mental health side of military and veteran affairs. It highlights how both trauma and military adjustment stressors impact individuals on a social, spiritual, emotional, occupational, and psychological level. Elisa Escalante expresses views on resiliency and what it means to readjust post deployment. She also expresses views on the complexity of getting help in an organization that stigmatizes mental health treatment, viewing it as a form of weakness.
In addition, Elisa writes on topics involving marginalized populations in the military and the uniqueness of clinical treatment toward veterans with suicidal/ homicidal ideation. Unseen enhances education and insight for all veterans, veteran family members, mental health clinicians, and students looking to help veterans in the social and mental realm. It also includes military trauma stories as well as a self-help segment with Q&A, self-interventions, and resources
"In My Head 2nd Edition" is a continued collection of poems with an added bonus chapter, primarily about mental health, motivation, and wisdom over a lifetime. The author writes about experiences she has had through abandonment/ neglect in childhood, High school stress, serving in the U.S. Air Force, losing a parent young, a deployment to a combat zone, college academia, and the life of being a mental health therapist. All the while struggling with PTSD, depression, an eating disorder, hypersomnia, drug addiction and everything in between. The collection not only helps those struggling with mental illness, but also helped the writer have an outlet through the course of childhood and military traumas and various other stressors and grievances. Everyone can find something relatable, especially in terms of the emotional toll life can take.