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Support Comes In Many Forms

May 19, 2022 | 4-minute read

More Than Mental Health

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 read

Transitioning From Service, Problems with Alcohol, Stress and Anxiety

Lost and Found

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 read

Problems with Drugs, Homelessness, Financial and Legal Issues

Supporting MST Survivors

These Veterans say finding their community of support allowed them to really start healing from the many ways MST affected their well-being.

April 07, 2022 | 3-minute read

Military Sexual Trauma, Depression, Anger and Irritability

Veterans on Managing Anger

Veterans whose lives were affected by anger explain how they felt and what helped.

March 24, 2022 | 2-minute read

Anger and Irritability, PTSD, Depression

Hope Heals

Through Veterans Treatment Court, Ray was ordered into mental health treatment. That’s when the Veteran’s life started to change.

March 10, 2022 | 3-minute read

Anger and Irritability, PTSD, Problems with Alcohol

Veterans Discuss Isolation

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 read

Family and Relationships, Depression, Stress and Anxiety

Healing To Live; Living To Heal

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 read

Anger and Irritability, Nightmares, Transitioning From Service

Jersey Jeanne Was Down — Not Out

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 read

Physical Injury, Anger and Irritability, Stress and Anxiety

Helping One Can Help Many

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 read

PTSD, Problems with Alcohol, Transitioning From Service