Be Mindful of Your Alcohol Use During the Holidays

November 23, 2020 | 2-minute read

Rebuilding Family Bonds

When Drew, a U.S. Army Veteran, transitioned out of military service, he faced depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder, and he withdrew from his family and friends. Treatment helped him address these challenges, and a heartfelt conversation with his dad helped rebuild his family bonds.

November 09, 2020 | 5-minute read

PTSD, Flashbacks, Family and Relationships

What Does “Treatment” Mean for You?

For a Veteran facing a mental health challenge, the term “treatment” can mean counseling, medication, self-help approaches, peer support services, or some combination of those options.

October 26, 2020 | 4-minute read

Trouble Sleeping, Depression, Problems with Drugs

From Ship to Shelter

Learn how Lidia, a U.S. Navy Veteran, overcame homelessness with the help of VA’s programs and resources.

October 20, 2020 | 3-minute read

Transitioning From Service, Depression, Homelessness

Veteran’s Long-Buried Trauma Was Triggered on 9/11

Within weeks of returning home from Vietnam, Don got on with his civilian life, blocking out the trauma he experienced during the war. For more than 30 years, he buried his pain and anguish. Then came 9/11, and the memories it triggered forced Don to face his past.

September 21, 2020 | 4-minute read

Anger and Irritability, Depression, Trouble Sleeping

The Warning Signs for Suicide

This Suicide Prevention Month, take a moment to learn the warning signs for suicide.

September 14, 2020 | 5-minute read

The Power of Purpose and Laughter

After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Susan faced depression and PTSD. She found comfort and a new sense of purpose on the stand-up comedy stage.

August 21, 2020 | 5-minute read

PTSD, Transitioning From Service, Depression

Torn Between Worlds

Some Veterans experience trauma over and over because sudden flashbacks won't let them leave the past in the past.

August 10, 2020 | 5-minute read

PTSD, Flashbacks, Transitioning From Service, Depression, Stress and Anxiety

Hiding Pain in Plain Sight

Despite his many professional successes, Fred couldn’t outrun the survivor’s guilt he experienced after losing an air crew in a mission over Iraq. Therapy at VA, including EMDR treatment to reprocess his thoughts, allowed Fred to rediscover an emotion he didn’t realize he’d been missing.

July 24, 2020 | 2-minute read

PTSD, Transitioning From Service, Suicide

Steps for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

Veterans’ sleep can be affected by traumatic experiences, a racing mind, or old military routines, but there are steps you can take to create a healthier sleep routine.

July 10, 2020 | 5-minute read

Transitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping, Feeling on Edge, Problems with Alcohol