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Public Media. Compelling Stories. Trusted Resources.

Coming back to civilian life brings new challenges, new opportunities, and compelling stories of courage and accomplishment.

Public media tells those stories so community members can better understand the veteran experience. And, through Veterans Coming Home, public media supports and engages veterans as they transition to civilian life.

See how public media stations across the nation are honoring veterans.

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Elder Heart Profile

Elder Heart founder Magnus Johnson, finds healing with other veterans as they raise awareness about veteran suicides through the creation of "Soaring" a large 22-leaf sculpture located in Nashville, Indiana.

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Make the Connection-Family & Relationships

See veterans and their families sharing stories about how they helped and supported each other and find resources related to symptoms and conditions veterans may be experiencing.

Volunteer Locally to Help Veterans

There are many different ways you can help a disabled veteran. Volunteering is one of them.

National Resource Directory

TheĀ NRD has information about thousands of services and organizations that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs.

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Vet to Vet: Yvette

Vet-to-Vet: Yvette | Wisconsin Public Television

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"I was a Fellow with The Mission Continues. They gave me something to do. They didn't just say, 'Take it easy. Decompress.' No, they said, 'You still have work to do. You don't have to wear stripes on your arms to go out and motivate people, to lead people, to make a change, to do something different."

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Andrew Schnieders

Andrew Schnieders Profile

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After returning from 13 months in Iraq, Staff Sgt. Andrews Schnieders, navigates through emotional trauma by drawing.

Richard Casper

Veterans Coming Home | Creativets

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Richard Casper wanted to do something to assist other veterans as they transitioned from service to civilian life, so he founded Creativets. With the help of professional singer/songwriters, Richard uses music and arts as a means of therapy for veterans. Creativets allows veterans to travel to Nashville, as an example, where they share their war time experience with talented musicians, who help them tell their story through song.

Josh Bleill

Josh Bleill Profile

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Combat Veteran Josh Bleill finds peace in the art therapy process of dance despite losing both his legs in Fallujah.

Makers: Women in War

Track American women's increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies.

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Center for Women Veterans

A new site that provides outreach to female service members and female veterans who have questions about health care, benefits information, and more.

My Next Move For Veterans

An interactive tool to help you learn about your career options. Search careers, industries, or translate your military job to civilian careers.

Find Your County Veterans Service Officer

Start by connecting with your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO).

Veterans Crisis Line, 18002738255 press 1

24 hours a day,
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365 days a year.

Get help NOW Call or Text 838255

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