Topic: “Military Sexual Trauma”
Learn more and watch videos of Veterans sharing their experiences with military sexual trauma and what they did to get on a path to recovery.
Enduring Harassment, Confronting Pain and Finding Support: A Veteran’s Experience
Shirley, an Army and Navy Veteran, hid her experiences of sexual harassment and assault attempts for years. But after seeking treatment for a physical health concern, she also found mental health support that addressed painful memories and helped her find herself again.
3-minute readMilitary Sexual Trauma, Stress and Anxiety, Transitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping
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.
3-minute readMilitary Sexual Trauma, Depression, Anger and Irritability
Women Helping Women
A new video from Make the Connection features four women Veterans who explain how group therapy with their sisters in arms led them to better mental health.
2-minute readMilitary Sexual Trauma, Suicide, PTSD
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 readPTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, Bipolar Disorder
Grace Is a Gift for Yourself
Forgiving doesn’t mean forgetting. It means letting go of the hurt and regaining your power — and it’s a form of self-care that can enhance your mental health.
3-minute readMilitary Sexual Trauma, PTSD, Family and Relationships
Confronting the Aftermath of Military Sexual Trauma
Survivors of military sexual trauma can face a range of challenges, including substance misuse, feelings of depression, trouble sleeping, and more. But support for recovery is available.
5-minute readMilitary Sexual Trauma, Problems with Alcohol, Family and Relationships
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.
4-minute readAnger and Irritability, Family and Relationships, Military Sexual Trauma
When the Effects of Sexual Trauma Persist
Continue the national conversation about sexual assault and learn how to support those who have experienced trauma.
4-minute readMilitary Sexual Trauma
Still Supporting Veterans, a Half Million Video Views Later
Military couple and Make the Connection participants Hector and Trista make a lasting impact on the lives of Veterans in Minnesota and beyond.
4-minute readPTSD, Family and Relationships, Military Sexual Trauma
Four Stories That Will Inspire You This Mental Health Awareness Month
Servicemembers continue to inspire us after their military service. Read four inspiring stories of Veterans who overcame challenges such as PTSD and problems with drugs.
6-minute readPTSD, Problems with Drugs, Physical Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, Flashbacks, Transitioning From Service