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

Jersey Jeanne Was Down — Not Out

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.

February 03, 2022 | 2-minute read

Physical Injury, Anger and Irritability, Stress and Anxiety

Better Together

Hear how this Veteran couple restored their mental health and their marriage through treatment.

December 02, 2021 | 2-minute read

Family and Relationships, Physical Injury, Problems with Drugs

Finding Direction Despite Difficulties

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.

October 07, 2021 | 3-minute read

Problems with Alcohol, Physical Injury, Depression

A Purple Heart Recipient’s Story of Strength

“I had a new purpose in life — and that was to give back.” Hear the inspiring story of Ed, a U.S. Army Veteran and Purple Heart recipient.

August 07, 2018 | 4-minute read

PTSD, Physical Injury

“She Lost Her Legs, Too, That Day”

A Marine Veteran and his wife navigate life and parenthood after his injury from an IED blast in Afghanistan.

March 06, 2018 | 6-minute read

Family and Relationships, Physical Injury

Marine Veteran. Paralympic Athlete. Mountain Climber.

Kionte woke up every morning with the same question: “Why am I still alive?”

August 18, 2017 | 3-minute read

Physical Injury, Depression

4 Powerful Stories of Purple Heart Recipients

Hear the inspiring stories of four recipients of the Purple Heart.

August 07, 2017 | 6-minute read

PTSD, Physical Injury

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.

April 24, 2017 | 6-minute read

PTSD, Problems with Drugs, Physical Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, Flashbacks, Transitioning From Service