Topic: “Military Sexual Trauma”
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 readFamily and Relationships, Trouble Sleeping, Feeling on Edge, Military Sexual Trauma
After years of silence, this National Guard Veteran found healing in giving voice to her experience of military sexual trauma.
4-minute readMilitary Sexual Trauma, Depression, Trouble Sleeping, Anger and Irritability
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 readComing Out to Your Health Care Provider, Problems with Alcohol, Military Sexual Trauma, Jobs and Employment, PTSD
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 readSuicide, Military Sexual Trauma, PTSD, Anger and Irritability, Problems with Alcohol
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
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
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
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