a Veteran, and I'm
my mental health journey
You are not alone. There are other Veterans like you, and many of them have overcome the same challenges you’re facing. Hear their stories, read their advice, and find resources to help begin your mental health journey.
Where There's Help, There's Hope
Although the details of their stories may differ, all of these Veterans found a healthy path forward after reaching out for support from their loved ones, fellow Veterans, and mental health professionals. They got back on track with counseling and treatment that worked for them, and they rediscovered their own strength and resilience along the way.
Take the First Step Toward a Healthier Life
No matter what you’re facing — whether you’re having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, experiencing feelings of depression that you just can’t kick, or wondering where to find help — you are not alone. Here are some tips from Veterans themselves on taking the first step toward a healthier life.
Find a Story From a Veteran Like You
One story can make a difference. Hundreds of Veterans have shared their experiences on Make the Connection. With just a few clicks, you can find stories that relate to whatever you’re going through. Filter Veteran stories by military branch, service era, and the signs or symptoms that you’re experiencing, and hear candid accounts of how Veterans from all backgrounds identified and overcame their mental health challenges.
Now Is The Time
... To Keep Going
Today, Veterans and their families can find more online support than ever before. Explore these resources to help you continue on your path to a healthier, more fulfilling life.