May 19, 2022 | 4-minute read
Three Veterans talk about the surprising ways their lives changed as they started managing their mental health symptoms. Learn what these Veterans Know during Mental Health Month and all year round.
May 05, 2022 | 4-minute readTransitioning From Service, Problems with Alcohol, Stress and Anxiety
David largely ignored the emotional toll of his military service, but he could not ignore the loss of his older brother a short time after David transitioned out. Aimless and alone, David took a self-destructive path of drug and alcohol misuse and criminal behavior. In the court system, he found treatment for substance use disorder and a navigated a new path.
April 21, 2022 | 3-minute readProblems with Drugs, Homelessness, Financial and Legal Issues
These Veterans learned that isolation can be the cause or the result of physical and mental health conditions. They describe how it felt to be isolated, how it affected their lives, and what they did to start feeling better.
February 24, 2022 | 3-minute readFamily and Relationships, Depression, Stress and Anxiety
After Navy service, Aaron purposely pulled away from his loved ones, thinking he was protecting himself emotionally. Then he reached a new conclusion: He had to start living to start healing.
February 17, 2022 | 2-minute readAnger and Irritability, Nightmares, Transitioning From Service
After Jeanne broke her back while serving in the U.S. Air Force, she dealt with years of physical and mental health issues. The mysterious cause and effects of Jeanne’s career-ending injury left her searching for answers before she was diagnosed at VA.
February 03, 2022 | 2-minute readPhysical Injury, Anger and Irritability, Stress and Anxiety
Kyle experienced PTSD after witnessing heavy combat casualties in Iraq, where he served as a Marine Corps field radio operator. His transition back into civilian life was rough and included a trip or two to jail and a couple of stays at psychiatric hospitals. Some caring Veterans intervened, urging him to get help at VA. That’s where Kyle learned how to manage his PTSD, and he now helps other Veterans find their footing.
January 27, 2022 | 2-minute readPTSD, Problems with Alcohol, Transitioning From Service