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Teacher Helps a Veteran Heal

November 04, 2021 | 3-minute read

Saving a Life With Strength and Love

Nick and Felicia’s whirlwind romance was affected by the aftermath of his multiple combat deployments, PTSD, suicide attempts, and alcohol use. But instead of giving up, Felicia summoned her strength and told Nick he had to get help. Her support saved his life.

October 21, 2021 | 3-minute read

Problems with Alcohol, PTSD, Family and Relationships

Finding Direction Despite Difficulties

Alcohol use, stress, a major combat injury, and depression after his service in the Marine Corps led Marcus to ask for support. Through therapies and treatments, he learned that his experiences, no matter how bad they seemed, could help him become a better person.

October 07, 2021 | 3-minute read

Problems with Alcohol, Physical Injury, Depression

A Veteran’s Calling

“A Veteran’s Calling,” a new public service announcement from Make the Connection, connects Veterans with stories of support.

September 23, 2021 | 1-minute read

Transitioning From Service

Reclaiming Happiness

Hear how Daniel, a U.S. Navy photographer, learned to manage his PTSD symptoms with VA support.

September 02, 2021 | 3-minute read

PTSD, Transitioning From Service, Stress and Anxiety

Inspiring Stories From Coast Guard Veterans

Hear the inspiring stories of four U.S. Coast Guard Veterans who found support to regain control of their lives.

August 19, 2021 | 5-minute read

PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, Bipolar Disorder

Turning Grief Into Giving Back

As a U.S. Army Veteran, the wife of an Army Veteran, and the mother of a fallen Soldier, Lauri has experienced military life in a way that few others have. Now, she works directly with Veterans and their families as a county Veteran Service Officer, and her life experience earns her clients’ trust right away.

August 05, 2021 | 3-minute read

Transitioning From Service, Retirement and Aging, Family and Relationships

A Chance at Redemption

Veterans Treatment Courts offer Veterans who have become involved with the justice system a way to turn their lives around.

July 21, 2021 | 6-minute read

Feelings of Hopelessness, Homelessness, Flashbacks

Losses Led to Recovery

While serving in the prestigious 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, Daniel turned to drugs and alcohol after the suicide of his best friend. Several years later, it was the death of another loved one that moved Daniel to regain control of his life.

July 07, 2021 | 4-minute read

PTSD, Problems with Drugs, Anger and Irritability

A Military Family’s Story of Support

Hear stories from a Veteran’s family about how shared experiences helped them learn to support each other in seeking mental health treatment.

June 23, 2021 | 3-minute read

Anger and Irritability, Problems with Alcohol, PTSD