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Hiding Pain in Plain Sight

JULY 24, 2020 | 2-minute read

Steps for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

Veterans’ sleep can be affected by traumatic experiences, a racing mind, or old military routines, but there are steps you can take to create a healthier sleep routine.

July 10, 2020 | 5-minute read

Transitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping, Feeling on Edge, Problems with Alcohol

Handling Summer’s Challenges

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

June 22, 2020 | 4-minute read

Feeling on Edge, Noise or Light Irritation

Stay Safe and Connected

When physically distancing from others, it’s important to prevent social isolation from setting in. In fact, during these stressful times, it may be more important than ever to connect emotionally with others and practice various methods of self-care to support your mental health.

June 15, 2020 | 2-minute read

Anger and Irritability, Jobs and Employment, Family and Relationships, Trouble Sleeping, Nightmares, Stress and Anxiety

Support for Women Veterans

“For You,” a new PSA from Make the Connection, highlights the challenges that women Veterans may face as mothers, wives, daughters, and friends.

June 5, 2020 | 2-minute read

Family and Relationships, Transitioning From Service, Stress and Anxiety

"They Didn’t Understand Why We Were Never There"

After returning home from her deployment, Nicole began to understand its effects on her children.

April 23, 2020 | 3-minute read

Family and Relationships, Transitioning From Service

Take the First Step Toward a Healthier Life

These Veterans had different reasons for seeking help, but the result was the same: After they took the first step on their mental health journey, their lives improved.

April 23, 2020 | 5-minute read

Jobs and Employment, PTSD, Transitioning From Service

Learn How Veterans Got Back on Track

Maybe you don’t connect with your therapist in your first appointment. Maybe the treatment doesn’t make a noticeable impact right off the bat. Or, maybe you feel like you’re taking all the right steps, but nothing’s changing.

April 23, 2020 | 4-minute read

PTSD, Transitioning From Service, Stress and Anxiety

Small Steps Lead to Big Strides

It can feel daunting to start a conversation or take a first step toward helping a loved one who’s facing a mental health challenge. Family members of Veterans share their stories and the lessons they’ve learned about making a difference.

April 23, 2020 | 4-minute read

Problems with Drugs, Depression

“Don’t Give Up”

The continued support of her son has helped Agatha, a U.S. Army Veteran, address the anxiety she has faced since leaving military service.

April 23, 2020 | 4-minute read

Anger and Irritability, Family and Relationships, Transitioning From Service, Depression, Problems with Alcohol

During the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak, Bridge the Distance With Online Mental Health Resources

There is a wealth of online mental health resources for Veterans and their families and friends to connect socially while maintaining physical distance, including smartphone apps, telehealth care, stories, and videos. Learn about the many services that meet your needs.

April 23, 2020 | 3-minute read

Spread the Word, Depression

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