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JANUARY 23, 2020 | 3-minute read

"There’s So Much Hope Out There"

Lucinda, a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, used alcohol to try to dull the pain after the death of her son. Through counseling, she’s found purpose and passion in her life again.

January 3, 2020 | 4-minute read

PTSD, Problems with Alcohol, Stress and Anxiety

An Army Infantryman’s Journey to Recovery

Hear how Tony, a U.S. Army infantryman, overcame problems with alcohol and PTSD with the support of his wife, Kacie.

December 19, 2019 | 3-minute read

PTSD, Problems with Alcohol

A Path Forward

“A Path Forward,” the latest public service announcement from Make the Connection, lets Veterans know that we offer hope and a chance for a better future.

December 5, 2019 | 2-minute read

Family and Relationships, Stress and Anxiety

A Sister's Support

Jenny was there to support her brother David when he experienced posttraumatic stress disorder years after returning from Vietnam.

November 19, 2019 | 4-minute read

Family and Relationships, Problems with Alcohol

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

After his wife encouraged him to seek mental health support, Jeff, a U.S. Army Veteran, learned to confront his anger and other challenges with EMDR therapy and recreational therapy, including gymnastics and dance.

October 29, 2019 | 4-minute read

PTSD, Family and Relationships, Traumatic Brain Injury

Healing Through the Power of Therapy and Art

Learn how Phyllis, 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

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