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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.

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

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Families First

Strong families are the foundation of a healthy society. Families are the first nurturers, educators, protectors and caregivers. For most…(more)

Veterans Antiquities

Veterans Antiquities is the first company spawned by Veterans In Action (VIA), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating businesses run…(more)

Veterans@IUPUI – Student Veterans of America

Veterans@IUPUI is a student-run organization on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).  The mission of Veterans@IUPUI is to…(more)

HVAF of Indiana

At HVAF of Indiana we provide supportive housing to homeless veterans as well as case management, food and clothing, and…(more)


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Josh Bleill Profile

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.

Andrew Schnieders Profile

Andrew Schnieders Profile

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

Lukasz Konopka, Ph.D. Profile

Lukasz Konopka, Ph.D. Profile

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Neuroscientist Lukasz Konopka, Ph.D. explores the science behind art therapy for veterans suffering from PTSD and tramatic brain injury.

Q Artistry Profile

Q Artistry Profile

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Six veterans discover relief from PTSD through theater as their form of art therapy.

Vet-to-Vet Jenn | Wisconsin Public Television

"I think part of the reason why I wanted to be a therapist was because I wanted answers. I wanted to fix myself and I wanted to fix everybody else but I needed the answers. And I wanted the quick-fix way of how to do it and I just thought maybe if I read enough books I could find the answers. And that’s not true at all."

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Disabled American Veterans

If you or someone you care for is a disabled veteran, learn more about how to get help at Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors

Social Security disability benefits for wounded warriors receive priority processing and are separate, distinct and in addition to VA benefits.

Find Your County Veterans Service Officer

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


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Vet to Vet: Yvette

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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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MAKERS: Women in War

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Track American women's increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies. Among those featured are Linda Bray, the first woman to lead troops into battle, and Valerie Plame Wilson, whose career was sabotaged after she was "outed" as a high-level spy. Viewers hear from war correspondents Molly Moore, Clarissa Ward and Christiane Amanpour about life on the battlefield. The film shares the stories of military leaders who have broken through gender barriers, like General Angela Salinas, at her retirement the highest ranking woman serving in the USMC, and Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. Navy.

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Eugene Burks, Craft in America: SERVICE

Craft in America: SERVICE

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Craft In America: Service honors military men and women through an unexpected prism: craft.  From the origins of the Army Arts and Crafts Program and the G.I. Bill to contemporary artists and veterans, the series celebrate the artists and techniques of American craft, documenting the power of the handmade to inspire, motivate and heal.

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Vet to Vet David

Vet to Vet: David | Wisconsin Public Television

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"I never want to pretend that I haven't gone through it; I've done way more self-destructive behaviors than I ever thought I was capable. One of the biggest blessings in my life has been the strength to be able to realize when I've needed help and when I've been able to ask for help."

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Monument Honors Vets Left With Scars, Physical Or Mental

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

Photo Credit: Elvert Barnes Creative Commons, Flickr, image cropped.

Released on Oct. 5th. The Department of Veterans Affairs says there are more than 3 million veterans living with disabilities today. A new memorial pays tribute to servicemen and women permanently wounded in the line of duty. Visit the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial website.

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Make the Connection-Physical Injury

Recovering from physical injuries is difficult. Watch stories from veterans about what they did to overcome their challenges and get support.

PTSD: National Center for PTSD

Resources for Veterans, family and the general public to help understand the signs and symptoms of PTSD.

eBenefits

eBenefits is a central location for Veterans and their families to access and manage benefits and get service connected.



Veterans Crisis Line, 18002738255 press 1

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365 days a year.

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