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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

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

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

Help for Handling the Holidays

Be mindful of year-end holiday parties, outings, and traditions and the stress they may bring to your Veteran loved one.

December 07, 2020 | 3-minute read

Depression, Problems with Alcohol, Anger and Irritability

Veteran’s Long-Buried Trauma Was Triggered on 9/11

Within weeks of returning home from Vietnam, Don got on with his civilian life, blocking out the trauma he experienced during the war. For more than 30 years, he buried his pain and anguish. Then came 9/11, and the memories it triggered forced Don to face his past.

September 21, 2020 | 4-minute read

Anger and Irritability, Depression, Trouble Sleeping

Stay Safe and Connected

When physically distancing from others, it’s important to prevent social isolation from setting in. In fact, during these stressful times, it may be more important than ever to connect emotionally with others and practice various methods of self-care to support your mental health.

June 15, 2020 | 2-minute read

Anger and Irritability, Jobs and Employment, Family and Relationships, Trouble Sleeping, Nightmares, Stress and Anxiety

“Don’t Give Up”

The continued support of her son has helped Agatha, a U.S. Army Veteran, address the anxiety she has faced since leaving military service.

April 23, 2020 | 4-minute read

Anger and Irritability, Family and Relationships, Transitioning From Service, Depression, Problems with Alcohol

Living With Chronic Pain

Marie faced chronic pain after serving in the U.S. Army and deploying to Iraq. Through group therapy at VA, she learned she wasn’t alone.

February 21, 2020 | 3-minute read

Anger and Irritability, PTSD, Trouble Sleeping, Depression, Nightmares

Healing Together

Honesty, openness, and a willingness to seek help: that’s what saved Vanessa’s marriage to Robert, a U.S. Navy Veteran who experienced the effects of military sexual trauma for more than 40 years.

February 03, 2020 | 4-minute read

Anger and Irritability, Family and Relationships, Military Sexual Trauma

My Story, My Connection: Healing, Decades Later

Rick, a U.S. Army Veteran, finds support decades after serving in Vietnam.

October 11, 2018 | 2-minute read

Anger and Irritability, Family and Relationships

After a Stranger Stepped In to Help, Ryan Discovered a New Path

Ryan, an Army Veteran, had been homeless for six months and was battling PTSD when a stranger took him in. He’s since earned two degrees and started a new career in massage therapy.

May 30, 2018 | 6-minute read

Anger and Irritability, Homelessness

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