Topic: “Physical Injury”
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 readProblems with Drugs, Physical Injury, Homelessness, Feelings of Hopelessness, Family and Relationships
VA counseling helped Duane change his mindset about who he was and what he could achieve, empowering him to discover a new sense of purpose in the fashion industry.
3-minute readPTSD, Problems with Alcohol, Physical Injury, Student Veterans, Family and Relationships
This Marine Veteran survived cancer, homelessness and isolation with the help of therapy, community and fencing.
4-minute readPhysical Injury, Homelessness, Problems with Drugs, Depression
After shock waves from mortar blasts in Iraq left him with a traumatic brain injury, this Army Veteran found the support he needed to navigate his new life.
4-minute readAnger and Irritability, Physical Injury, Transitioning From Service
Years after a training injury, followed by posttraumatic stress disorder and other challenges, Brenda finds the support she needs through care specifically made to help women Veterans.
3-minute readPTSD, Nightmares, Physical Injury, Jobs and Employment, Financial and Legal Issues
Seeking and finding the right treatment for ADHD and PTSD helped Jordan, an Army combat Veteran, process the trauma he had tried to forget. Then the former medic found meaning in helping fellow Veterans manage their challenges.
4-minute readPTSD, Transitioning From Service, Physical Injury
A 500-pound IED nearly destroyed Brandon’s spine and ultimately damaged his mental health. When the U.S. Army infantryman started isolating himself and slipped into depression, his wife and VA care team helped him recover.
3-minute readPhysical Injury, Transitioning From Service, Depression
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.
2-minute readPhysical Injury, Anger and Irritability, Stress and Anxiety
Alcohol use, stress, a major combat injury, and depression after his service in the Marine Corps led Marcus to ask for support. Through therapies and treatments, he learned that his experiences, no matter how bad they seemed, could help him become a better person.
3-minute readProblems with Alcohol, Physical Injury, Depression
Kionte woke up every morning with the same question: “Why am I still alive?”
3-minute readPhysical Injury, Depression
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