Topic: “Family and Relationships”
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 readAnger and Irritability, Jobs and Employment, Family and Relationships, Trouble Sleeping, Nightmares, Stress and Anxiety
Serving as a Navy Seabee, Phillip escaped certain death when an unseen hand rescued him from a mudslide in Honduras. A decade later, when he found himself mired in PTSD, anger, aggression, and drug use, it was VA that pulled him up. Now, Phillip is a state-certified peer specialist, offering a helping hand to other Veterans in crisis.
April 10, 2020 | 5-minute readPTSD, Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs, Nightmares, Homelessness
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 readAnger and Irritability, Family and Relationships, Military Sexual Trauma
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 readPTSD, Family and Relationships, Traumatic Brain Injury
“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 readFamily and Relationships, Retirement and Aging
Liam was there every day when his father, Troy, was dealing with his anxiety after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Now, Troy is able to pass on the lessons he learned to his children.
April 1, 2019 | 4-minute readFamily and Relationships, Stress and Anxiety
Jennifer served for nearly 20 years in the U.S. Army and Reserve, but she faced her greatest challenge when she returned home. Hear how support through VA TeleMental Health services helped her overcome depression.
March 13, 2019 | 3-minute readPTSD, Family and Relationships
Finding the right therapist is an important step in your path to mental health recovery.
August 16, 2018 | 3-minute readPTSD, Family and Relationships
We spoke with Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, an Air Force Veteran, about his experience with mental health challenges, his work in the Veteran community, and what he hopes others take from his story.
May 22, 2018 | 4-minute readPTSD, Family and Relationships
“What does mental health mean to you?” That’s what we asked a group of Veterans and their family members. Their answers ranged from strengthening relationships to focusing on self-care, highlighting many things that are possible through mental health treatment.
May 8, 2018 | 2-minute readFamily and Relationships
May is Mental Health Month. Discover simple actions to support a loved one’s mental health or improve your own well-being.
May 2, 2018 | 3-minute readFamily and Relationships
Military spouse Tass discusses her experience in helping to identify and manage her husband’s PTSD.
October 17, 2017 | 4-minute readPTSD, Family and Relationships
Navy Veterans from three generations talk about their stories of mental health challenges and recovery.
October 12, 2017 | 4-minute readFamily and Relationships, Problems with Alcohol
Military couple and Make the Connection participants Trista and Hector make a lasting impact on the lives of Veterans in Minnesota and beyond.
September 20, 2017 | 4-minute readPTSD, Family and Relationships, Military Sexual Trauma
Josh didn’t expect to see much direct combat as a Marine Corps Arabic linguist deployed in Iraq. He quickly realized he was wrong.
June 22, 2017 | 3-minute readPTSD, Family and Relationships
How we as a country think about and respond to mental health concerns has a profound impact on treatment, resources, and services.
May 12, 2017 | 3-minute readFamily and Relationships, Spread the Word
As a Veteran or a Veteran’s family member or friend, you know that everyone faces challenges, and that dealing with life’s difficulties takes determination and resilience.
May 10, 2017 | 3-minute readJobs and Employment, PTSD, Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs, Transitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping
Bringing up mental health with a Veteran loved one can be challenging – sometimes, even the thought of it is stressful.
April 24, 2017 | 6-minute readFamily and Relationships