Topic: “Physical Injury”
Learn more and watch videos of Veterans sharing their experiences with physical injury and what they did to get on a path to recovery.
Family and Mental Health Support Help Army Veteran After TBI
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
Care for Women Veterans Helps Reservist After Injury, PTSD and More
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
Veteran’s PTSD Treatment Led Him To Help Others
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
Managing the Pain
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
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.
2-minute readPhysical Injury, Anger and Irritability, Stress and Anxiety
Hear how this Veteran couple restored their mental health and their marriage through treatment.
2-minute readFamily 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.
3-minute readProblems 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.
4-minute readPTSD, 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.
6-minute readFamily and Relationships, Physical Injury
Marine Veteran. Paralympic Athlete. Mountain Climber.
Kionte woke up every morning with the same question: “Why am I still alive?”
3-minute readPhysical Injury, Depression
4 Powerful Stories of Purple Heart Recipients
Hear the inspiring stories of four recipients of the Purple Heart.
6-minute readPTSD, 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.
6-minute readPTSD, Problems with Drugs, Physical Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, Flashbacks, Transitioning From Service