Make the Connection

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. Veterans’ unscripted and candid testimonials highlight the strength and resilience of those who have served our country, and demonstrate paths to leading fulfilling lives.

Make the Connection helps Veterans recognize there are people out there like them who are going through similar experiences. Veterans and their families are encouraged to “make the connection”— with information and resources, with the strength and resilience of Veterans like themselves, with other people, and with available sources of support including mental health treatments.

Visit our website, the one-stop resource for information and hundreds of Veteran stories of connection, at

LISTEN – Browse the video gallery of Veteran stories to find those most relevant to you.

LEARN – Explore topics relevant to your life and experiences or those of a Veteran you know.

LOCATE – Find nearby resources and support services.



Topics: Resources, Financial and Legal Issues, Interfaith Action and Ministry, Mental and Physical Health, Respite Care and Recreation, Research and Policy, Other Services and Resources

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