Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of talk therapy, teaches people to reroute their negative thought patterns to improve their mental health. Many Veterans have found that CBT helps them process their trauma. Learn from Veterans who found relief with CBT at VA.
Make the Connection is a national campaign from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help connect Veterans and their families and friends with videos from fellow Veterans who share their challenging experiences. In hundreds of unscripted video interviews, more than 600 Veterans and their family members tell their personal stories — including the issues they’ve faced, the support they’ve received, and the strides they’ve made in improving their own lives. These Veterans represent every branch of the U.S. military and every service era, from World War II to the most recent conflicts overseas. By talking about what they’ve been through, they are encouraging other Veterans to reach out for support when they need it. You can show your support by sharing a Make the Connection video with your family members, friends, and social network.