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“If It Wasn’t for My Wife, I Wouldn’t Be Here”

OCTOBER 29, 2019 | 4-minute read

Healing Through the Power of Therapy and Art

Learn how Phyliss, a U.S. Navy Veteran, found ways to cope with her PTSD through therapy and expressing herself through her paintings.

October 15, 2019 | 3-minute read

PTSD, Flashbacks

“I Have My Family Back”

Hear how Jeff, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, overcame homelessness and problems with alcohol to help reconnect with his family.

September 17, 2019 | 2-minute read

Homelessness, Bipolar Disorder

"I Couldn't Escape That Anymore"

When a friend called Matt to say, “If you ever run into my family or anything, will you just tell ‘em that I love ‘em,” Matt rushed over to help. Two things happened: He helped save a life, and he realized that maybe he needed help, too.

September 3, 2019 | 4-minute read

Feelings of Hopelessness, Suicide

A Series of Chaotic Mistakes That Somehow Went Right

Rick, a U.S. Navy Veteran, overcame PTSD and problems with alcohol through cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, and more.

August 27, 2019 | 3-minute read

PTSD, Problems with Drugs, Problems with Alcohol

It’s Never Too Late To Find Support

“The Moment When,” Make the Connection’s latest public service announcement, encourages Vietnam Veterans to reach out for resources to help manage mental health challenges and reconnect with their families.

August 19, 2019 | 2-minute read

Family and Relationships, Retirement and Aging

“I Did It. You Can Do It Too.”

La Wanda, a U.S. Navy Veteran, opens up about her journey through substance misuse and addiction to help other Veterans.

July 26, 2019 | 4-minute read

Problems with Drugs, Financial and Legal Issues

Handling Summer’s Challenges

Learn tips for Veterans to help cope with reactions to fireworks, large crowds, and social gatherings during the summer.

July 1, 2019 | 4-minute read

Feeling on Edge, Noise or Light Irritation

PTSD Symptoms — in Veterans’ Words

Hear Veterans describe the symptoms of PTSD and discuss treatment options that help them cope.

June 24, 2019 | 3-minute read


"He's My Best Friend Now"

Follow the journey of Ed and his daughter Jasmine — from his drug use and homelessness to one phone call that changed everything.

June 10, 2019 | 4-minute read

Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs, Homelessness

An Air Force Colonel’s Mental Health Journey

Finding support to cope with his anxiety was the moment when this Air Force colonel started to feel like himself again — and when his family started noticing a positive difference.

May 21, 2019 | 4-minute read

Family and Relationships, Stress and Anxiety

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