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Learn more and watch videos of Veterans sharing their experiences with bipolar disorder and what they did to get on a path to recovery.

Veteran Says Readiness for Support Is “Step 1” for Healing

After initially resisting the idea of mental health support, Stefan actively sought the therapy that gave him tools to manage his TBI, PTSD, and bipolar disorder symptoms. “It directly translates into my life being happier,” the Marine Corps Veteran says.

4-minute read

Bipolar Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Transitioning From Service, PTSD, Feeling on Edge

Whole Health Approach Paves Veteran’s Path to Sobriety

“Being sober has given me life,” says Alison, a Marine Corps Veteran whose alcohol use disorder derailed her career and motherhood. She got her life back on track by addressing her drinking and mental health challenges simultaneously.

4-minute read

Problems with Alcohol, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Family and Relationships, Homelessness, Military Sexual Trauma

Bipolar Disorder Care Expands Coast Guard Veteran’s Horizons

Through nearly 14 years of service, Wayne hid his manic and depressive episodes. Overcoming his apprehension about mental health care helped him find new ways to thrive.

3-minute read

Bipolar Disorder, Jobs and Employment

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.

5-minute read

PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, Bipolar Disorder

Seeing the Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder can lead to intense swings in mood and energy. The condition can be managed with treatment.

6-minute read

Bipolar Disorder, Feelings of Hopelessness, Depression

“I Have My Family Back”

Hear how Jeff, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, overcame homelessness and problems with alcohol to help reconnect with his family.

2-minute read

Homelessness, Bipolar Disorder

Managing Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Three main strategies for managing the symptoms of bipolar disorder are medication, counseling, and continuous support.

3-minute read

Bipolar Disorder