12 episodes

Make the Connection: Real Veterans. Real Stories. is powered by the voices of Veterans sharing their stories. Whether you are a Veteran or you love someone who has served, our podcast shines a light on the mental health challenges that some Veterans face — and the various paths they can take toward a healthier life.

Make the Connection is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ national public awareness campaign that features true stories of Veterans who have faced and overcome challenges.

Real Veterans. Real Stories‪.‬ Make the Connection

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Make the Connection: Real Veterans. Real Stories. is powered by the voices of Veterans sharing their stories. Whether you are a Veteran or you love someone who has served, our podcast shines a light on the mental health challenges that some Veterans face — and the various paths they can take toward a healthier life.

Make the Connection is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ national public awareness campaign that features true stories of Veterans who have faced and overcome challenges.

    S2: Episode 1: Veterans Find A New Mission

    S2: Episode 1: Veterans Find A New Mission

    Many Veterans find their next mission after serving in the military includes returning to school—this episode of ‘Real Veterans. Real Stories.’ explores how mental health support has helped Veterans as they take on new challenges in the classroom and beyond.

    • 8 min
    S2: Episode 2: Veterans on Their Mission to Give Back

    S2: Episode 2: Veterans on Their Mission to Give Back

    Some Veterans give service to their country, and keep giving back after their military career has ended. In this episode of ‘Real Veterans. Real Stories’ we hear from Veterans who, after receiving mental health support, made it their mission to give back by founding nonprofits.

    • 10 min
    S2: Episode 3: Veterans on Finding Self After Service

    S2: Episode 3: Veterans on Finding Self After Service

    A career in public service is one way that Veterans continue to place service over self. With the goal of helping other Veterans navigate the challenges of civilian life, these Veterans have invested in their next mission: finding what comes next.

    • 12 min
    S2: Episode 4: Mental Health: A Family Mission

    S2: Episode 4: Mental Health: A Family Mission

    For many Veterans, balancing family life and their mental health is a challenge. Hear from Veterans who made it their mission to improve their mental health and family relationships.

    • 13 min
    S2: Episode 5: LGBTQ+ Veterans on Their Mission of Self-Acceptance

    S2: Episode 5: LGBTQ+ Veterans on Their Mission of Self-Acceptance

    For some LGBTQ+ Veterans, living fully as themselves once seemed impossible. With a mission of finding self-acceptance, Veterans in this episode of ‘Real Veterans. Real Stories.’ describe their path to living openly and honestly.

    • 16 min
    S2: Episode 6: Self-Healing Through Self Expression

    S2: Episode 6: Self-Healing Through Self Expression

    In this episode of Real Veterans. Real Stories.’ Veterans describe how self-expression has bettered their mental health. Whether through art, music, or poetry, the next mission for these Veterans is turning pain into beauty by sharing a part of themselves.

    • 20 min

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