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Topic: “Feelings of Hopelessness”

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Veteran Pays It Forward After Substance Misuse Treatment

After experiencing decades of despair and drug misuse, Kevin found treatments that empowered him to rebuild his life and relationships. He also found a new purpose: helping other Veterans with substance use disorder navigate their obstacles to recovery.

4-minute read

Problems with Drugs, Physical Injury, Homelessness, Feelings of Hopelessness, Family and Relationships

Depression Is a Treatable Condition

Feeling hopeless is a symptom of depression, not a reflection of reality. Two Veterans explain how they overcame hopelessness and found support and treatments that turned their lives around.

4-minute read

Depression, Feelings of Hopelessness, Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs, Problems with Alcohol

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

Anniversary Effect Recalls Valencia’s Trauma

For years after serving in the Navy, Valencia experienced the “anniversary effect,” which occurs when the date or even the season in which a trauma occurred triggers an unexpected emotional reaction — sometimes long after the event.

4-minute read

Feelings of Hopelessness, Feeling on Edge, Depression, Stress and Anxiety

Stop the Free Fall

A new public service announcement from Make the Connection reminds Veterans that resources and support can help them navigate life’s challenges.

1-minute read

Transitioning From Service, Feelings of Hopelessness, Flashbacks

A Chance at Redemption

Veterans Treatment Courts offer Veterans who have become involved with the justice system a way to turn their lives around.

6-minute read

Feelings of Hopelessness, Homelessness, Flashbacks

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 Couldn't Escape That Anymore"

When a friend called Matt to say, “If you ever run into my family or anything, will you just tell ‘em that I love ‘em,” Matt rushed over to help. Two things happened: He helped save a life, and he realized that maybe he needed help, too.

4-minute read

Feelings of Hopelessness, Suicide

Ways to Prevent Suicide in Your Community

Learn how to recognize the signs of suicide risk among Veterans you know and ways to support them through their mental health journey.

4-minute read

Feelings of Hopelessness, Suicide