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Learn more and watch videos of Veterans sharing their experiences with family and relationships and what they did to manage relationship issues.

Turn Hope Into Action

The latest Make the Connection video, “Turn Hope Into Action,” lets families, friends, and Veterans know that mental health treatment works and recovery is possible.

June 8, 2018 | 1-minute read

Family and Relationships

Q&A With Capt. Sullenberger on Mental Health

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 read

PTSD, Family and Relationships

What Does Mental Health Mean to You?

“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 read

Family and Relationships

4 Ways to Make a Difference During Mental Health Month

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 read

Family and Relationships

Mental Health Recovery: By the Numbers

These five numbers affirm what can be possible with mental health treatment — from scaling the highest summit in Antarctica to celebrating decades of marriage.

April 19, 2018 | 3-minute read

PTSD, Family and Relationships

“She Lost Her Legs, Too, That Day”

A Marine Veteran and his wife navigate life and parenthood after his injury from an IED blast in Afghanistan.

March 6, 2018 | 6-minute read

Family and Relationships, Physical Injury

Better, Together

Cheryl helps her partner, Jerry, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, overcome addictions.

January 31, 2018 | 5-minute read

Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs

Tips From Military Parents

Veterans share the challenges they’ve faced and tips they’ve learned as military parents.

November 20, 2017 | 5-minute read

Family and Relationships

Tips for Managing Stress Around the Holidays

Information for military Veterans on ways to manage stress around the holiday season.

November 15, 2017 | 4-minute read

Family and Relationships, Feeling on Edge

“I Never Realized That I Needed Help Too.”

For the National Day of the Deployed, Military Spouses Share Their Stories

October 25, 2017 | 5-minute read

Family and Relationships, Transitioning From Service

PTSD and Relationships: Supporting a Veteran Loved One

Military spouse Tass discusses her experience in helping to identify and manage her husband’s PTSD.

October 17, 2017 | 4-minute read

PTSD, Family and Relationships

3 Generations of Navy Veterans Share Stories of Hope

Navy Veterans from three generations talk about their stories of mental health challenges and recovery.

October 12, 2017 | 4-minute read

Family and Relationships, Problems with Alcohol

Still Supporting Veterans, a Half Million Video Views Later

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 read

PTSD, Family and Relationships, Military Sexual Trauma

This Marine Shares His Story to Help Other Veterans With PTSD

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 read

PTSD, Family and Relationships

This Military Couple Stood Side by Side

Veteran couples can face a unique challenge: How do I manage my own mental health while also supporting my partner?

June 22, 2017 | 3-minute read

Family and Relationships, Transitioning From Service

Four Ways to Make a Difference During Mental Health Awareness Month and All Year Long

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 read

Family and Relationships, Spread the Word

Veterans: Choose Strength Over Silence

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 read

Jobs and Employment, PTSD, Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs, Transitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping

Three Ways to Start the Conversation About Mental Health Treatment

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 read

Family and Relationships

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