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 readPTSD, Transitioning From Service, 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
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
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 readPTSD, Problems with Drugs, Problems with Alcohol
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
Cognitive behavioral therapy can be a powerful treatment option for Veterans managing challenges like PTSD, depression, anxiety, and drug problems.
July 20, 2018 | 3-minute readPTSD, Depression
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
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
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
The Purple Heart award, a distinguished recognition given to members of the military who have been wounded or killed while serving, is a powerful reminder of the sacrifice of our Nation’s Servicemembers and Veterans.
August 7, 2017 | 6-minute readPTSD, Physical Injury
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
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
Veterans can inspire us in many ways, whether through selfless sacrifice, heroic acts on the front lines, or countless other admirable traits.
April 24, 2017 | 6-minute readPTSD, Problems with Drugs, Physical Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, Flashbacks, Transitioning From Service
Family members and friends play a critical role in a Veteran’s life, especially during difficult times.
March 28, 2017 | 6-minute readPTSD