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Marine Combat Veteran Felt Lost Before Finding His Purpose

Sam came home from serving in the Marines feeling lost. Therapy helped him process his traumatic combat experiences and grief. Finding his new purpose as a teacher and mentor also helped him heal.

3-minute read

Suicide, Anger and Irritability, Transitioning From Service, Feelings of Hopelessness, Depression

When To Start Talking With a Veteran About Mental Health

For many Veterans, an open conversation about mental health with a loved one makes it easier to address mental health challenges in therapy.

5-minute read

Family and Relationships, Trouble Sleeping, Feeling on Edge, Military Sexual Trauma

Talking Helped Army National Guard Veteran Heal After MST

After years of silence, this National Guard Veteran found healing in giving voice to her experience of military sexual trauma.

4-minute read

Military Sexual Trauma, Depression, Trouble Sleeping, Anger and Irritability

When Sleep Is Stressful, Not Restful

Troubled sleep stemming from insomnia, nightmares or restlessness can be the cause or the effect of a mental health challenge, as these three Veterans learned.

4-minute read

Trouble Sleeping, Nightmares, Stress and Anxiety, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury

Veteran Finds Fulfilling Life After Cancer Diagnosis

This Marine Veteran survived cancer, homelessness and isolation with the help of therapy, community and fencing.

4-minute read

Physical Injury, Homelessness, Problems with Drugs, Depression

LGBTQ+ Veterans Open Up About Hiding in Plain Sight

Veterans describe the difficulties of hiding their sexuality or gender identity while serving in the military and the freedom they found with mental health support.

3-minute read

Coming Out to Your Health Care Provider, Problems with Alcohol, Military Sexual Trauma, Jobs and Employment, PTSD

Marine Veteran Is Nurtured by Nature After Injury

Mother Nature and therapy returned what an injury stole from this Veteran: her identity, her self-esteem and her independence.

3-minute read

Physical Injury, PTSD, Stress and Anxiety

Veterans Are Proud of Sobriety and Improved Mental Health

Veterans Laura and George learned to manage their PTSD symptoms and stop drinking alcohol. Their stories are featured this Mental Health Month.

4-minute read

Problems with Alcohol, PTSD

Veterans Connected by Experiences With Mental Health Care

This Mental Health Month, Veterans describe how mental health care changed their lives. Their feelings of hope and lightness are shared by many other Veterans.

3-minute read

Suicide, Military Sexual Trauma, PTSD, Anger and Irritability, Problems with Alcohol