Seeing the Signs of Bipolar Disorder

February 23, 2021 | 6-minute read

Living in the Present Can Create a Better Future

After years of moving from place to place, Brian stopped trying to outrun his past. By learning how to manage his PTSD symptoms and live in the present, Brian set a path toward a better future — for himself and his family.

February 10, 2021 | 3-minute read

PTSD, Family and Relationships, Transitioning From Service

Don’t Go It Alone

With the support of his fellow Veterans and therapy programs at VA, Stephen was able to start managing his PTSD symptoms.

January 26, 2021 | 4-minute read


A New Year. A New Start.

Whether you are still transitioning from the military or you served decades ago, the new year is a great time to rediscover your purpose and passion for life.

January 12, 2021 | 5-minute read

Transitioning From Service

Stand By a Veteran

“Stand By a Veteran,” a new public service announcement from Make the Connection, encourages families and friends to pay attention to changes in the Veterans they care about.

December 21, 2020 | 1-minute read

Family and Relationships

Help for Handling the Holidays

Be mindful of year-end holiday parties, outings, and traditions and the stress they may bring to your Veteran loved one.

December 07, 2020 | 3-minute read

Depression, Problems with Alcohol, Anger and Irritability

Be Mindful of Your Alcohol Use During the Holidays

Find resources to help Veterans cope with a drinking problem or maintain their sobriety around the holidays.

November 23, 2020 | 2-minute read

Problems with Alcohol, Family and Relationships, Homelessness

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