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One Veteran Continues To “Adapt and Overcome” After Military Service

After leaving the Army, Jesse spent two years drinking alcohol to forget his experience in Iraq. When his drinking cost him a job, he realized he wasn’t the person he wanted to be. That’s when his military training took over.

March 6, 2020 | 4-minute read

Jobs and Employment, Transitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping, Problems with Alcohol

Living With Chronic Pain

Marie faced chronic pain after serving in the U.S. Army and deploying to Iraq. Through group therapy at VA, she learned she wasn’t alone.

February 21, 2020 | 3-minute read

Anger and Irritability, PTSD, Trouble Sleeping, Depression, Nightmares

Healing Together

Honesty, openness, and a willingness to seek help: that’s what saved Vanessa’s marriage to Robert, a U.S. Navy Veteran who experienced the effects of military sexual trauma for more than 40 years.

February 3, 2020 | 4-minute read

Anger and Irritability, Family and Relationships, Military Sexual Trauma

Stay Active After Active Duty

Hear some Veterans describe how recreational activities enhance their mental well-being — and their lives.

January 23, 2020 | 3-minute read

PTSD, Transitioning From Service, Depression, Stress and Anxiety

"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

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