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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

Handling Summer’s Challenges

Learn tips for Veterans to help cope with reactions to fireworks, large crowds, and social gatherings during the summer.

June 22, 2020 | 4-minute read

Feeling on Edge, Noise or Light Irritation

Stay Safe and Connected

When physically distancing from others, it’s important to prevent social isolation from setting in. In fact, during these stressful times, it may be more important than ever to connect emotionally with others and practice various methods of self-care to support your mental health.

June 15, 2020 | 2-minute read

Anger and Irritability, Jobs and Employment, Family and Relationships, Trouble Sleeping, Nightmares, Stress and Anxiety

Support for Women Veterans

“For You,” a new PSA from Make the Connection, highlights the challenges that women Veterans may face as mothers, wives, daughters, and friends.

June 05, 2020 | 2-minute read

Family and Relationships, Transitioning From Service, Stress and Anxiety

"They Didn’t Understand Why We Were Never There"

After returning home from her deployment, Nicole began to understand its effects on her children.

April 23, 2020 | 3-minute read

Family and Relationships, Transitioning From Service

“Don’t Give Up”

The continued support of her son has helped Agatha, a U.S. Army Veteran, address the anxiety she has faced since leaving military service.

April 23, 2020 | 4-minute read

Anger and Irritability, Family and Relationships, Transitioning From Service, Depression, Problems with Alcohol

During the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak, Bridge the Distance With Online Mental Health Resources

There is a wealth of online mental health resources for Veterans and their families and friends to connect socially while maintaining physical distance, including smartphone apps, telehealth care, stories, and videos. Learn about the many services that meet your needs.

April 23, 2020 | 3-minute read

Spread the Word, Depression