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Learn more and watch videos of Veterans sharing their experiences with PTSD and what they did to get on a path to recovery.

A Series of Chaotic Mistakes That Somehow Went Right

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 read

PTSD, Problems with Drugs, Problems with Alcohol

PTSD Symptoms — in Veterans’ Words

Hear Veterans describe the symptoms of PTSD and discuss treatment options that help them cope.

June 24, 2019 | 3-minute read


After Crashing, Stephen Found a Community

Stephen had substance use issues and post-traumatic stress disorder. Now a community of support is helping him follow his dream of working in the mental health field.

April 18, 2019 | 4-minute read

PTSD, Problems with Drugs

Technology Breaks Down Barriers to Treatment

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 read

PTSD, Family and Relationships

Prolonged Exposure Therapy — In Veterans’ Words

Veterans describe how prolonged exposure therapy helped them overcome symptoms of PTSD.

March 5, 2019 | 2-minute read


My Story, My Connection: True Partnership

Daniel and Sara, a military couple, stand by each other’s side to overcome problems with alcohol and a loss of identity.

January 7, 2019 | 3-minute read

PTSD, Family and Relationships, Transitioning From Service

My Story, My Connection: A New Mission

Hear how Linda, who served as a combat trauma nurse in Iraq, reached out to overcome symptoms of PTSD.

November 7, 2018 | 2-minute read

PTSD, Family and Relationships

A Call to Service After 9/11

Nathan was compelled to serve his country in response to 9/11. Hear his story of strength and recovery.

September 11, 2018 | 3-minute read

PTSD, Transitioning From Service

3 Things to Consider in Finding the Right Therapist

Finding the right therapist is an important step in your path to mental health recovery.

August 16, 2018 | 3-minute read

PTSD, Family and Relationships

A Purple Heart Recipient’s Story of Strength

“I had a new purpose in life — and that was to give back.” Hear the inspiring story of Ed, a U.S. Army Veteran and Purple Heart recipient.

August 7, 2018 | 4-minute read

PTSD, Physical Injury

Positive Change Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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 read

PTSD, Depression

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

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

Honoring Vietnam Veterans

This Vietnam Veterans Day, we welcome home and honor the service and profound sacrifices of those who fought or served during the Vietnam War.

March 28, 2018 | 2-minute read

PTSD, Depression

A Vietnam Veteran Finds Strength in Group Therapy

Rick, a Vietnam War Veteran, buried the trauma of war for decades.

January 24, 2018 | 5-minute read

Anger and Irritability, PTSD

Veterans on Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Military Veterans explain how prolonged exposure therapy has helped them overcome symptoms of PTSD.

December 18, 2017 | 5-minute read


PTSD: By the Numbers

Statistics help tell the story of PTSD.

December 14, 2017 | 3-minute read


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

How 4 Homeless Women Veterans Changed Their Lives

Hear women Veterans share their stories of homelessness and the assistance that helped them find housing.

September 28, 2017 | 5-minute read

PTSD, Homelessness

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

A 9/11 First Responder Confronts Painful Memories

After two harrowing days of searching through rubble at the Pentagon, Cliff went home, took off his gear, and put it away in a box — along with his painful memories.

September 7, 2017 | 3-minute read

PTSD, Trouble Sleeping, Suicide

Overcoming PTSD: 3 Vietnam War Veterans’ Stories

Vietnam War Veterans share a common bond.

August 16, 2017 | 6-minute read

PTSD, Depression, Nightmares

4 Powerful Stories of Purple Heart Recipients

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 read

PTSD, Physical Injury

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

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

Four Stories That Will Inspire You This Mental Health Awareness Month

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 read

PTSD, Problems with Drugs, Physical Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, Flashbacks, Transitioning From Service

Five Ways You Can Support a Veteran Living With PTSD

Family members and friends play a critical role in a Veteran’s life, especially during difficult times. 

March 28, 2017 | 6-minute read


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