Topic: “Stress and Anxiety”

What's New > Topics > Stress and Anxiety

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

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

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

Learn How Veterans Got Back on Track

Maybe you don’t connect with your therapist in your first appointment. Maybe the treatment doesn’t make a noticeable impact right off the bat. Or, maybe you feel like you’re taking all the right steps, but nothing’s changing.

April 23, 2020 | 4-minute read

PTSD, Transitioning From Service, Stress and Anxiety

These Post-9/11 Women Veterans Open Up About Their Mental Health Journeys

Women Veterans share the challenges of living with depression and anxiety after leaving the service — and the support they’ve found to overcome these issues.

March 20, 2020 | 3-minute read

Transitioning From Service, Depression, Stress and Anxiety

Stay Active After Active Duty

Hear some Veterans describe how recreational activities enhance their mental well-being — and their lives.

January 23, 2020 | 3-minute read

PTSD, Transitioning From Service, Depression, Stress and Anxiety

"There’s So Much Hope Out There"

Lucinda, a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, used alcohol to try to dull the pain after the death of her son. Through counseling, she’s found purpose and passion in her life again.

January 03, 2020 | 4-minute read

PTSD, Problems with Alcohol, Stress and Anxiety

A Path Forward

“A Path Forward,” the latest public service announcement from Make the Connection, lets Veterans know that we offer hope and a chance for a better future.

December 05, 2019 | 2-minute read

Family and Relationships, Stress and Anxiety

An Air Force Colonel’s Mental Health Journey

Finding support to cope with his anxiety was the moment when this Air Force colonel started to feel like himself again — and when his family started noticing a positive difference.

May 21, 2019 | 4-minute read

Family and Relationships, Stress and Anxiety

Father and Son: Support Comes Full Circle

Liam was there every day when his father, Troy, was dealing with his anxiety after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Now, Troy is able to pass on the lessons he learned to his children.

April 01, 2019 | 4-minute read

Family and Relationships, Stress and Anxiety

How Can I Better Manage Stress?

Hear how these Veterans managed their stress and anxiety and got back to enjoying life.

February 27, 2019 | 3-minute read

Stress and Anxiety

When the Walls Come Down

Years after serving as a public affairs officer, Amber began to face panic attacks, depression, and more.

July 11, 2018 | 4-minute read

Depression, Stress and Anxiety

Veterans on Handling Anxiety

Hear these Veterans share how they cope with their anxiety.

January 12, 2018 | 5-minute read

Stress and Anxiety