Help Veterans connect to support after the welcome home fades

I thought everything would go back to how it used to be. … But that wasn’t realistic for him or our family.

Make the Connection helped me realize that we are not alone. … Other families are dealing with similar challenges and working toward the right solutions together.

Many Servicemembers look forward to being reunited with their families and resuming their civilian lives after leaving the military, but for some families, the welcome home may be more difficult than they expected. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs created the public service announcement “When the Welcome Home Fades” to help Servicemembers and Veterans understand that challenges may arise during this transition, but that there are resources available to help.

Please watch and share “When the Welcome Home Fades” to connect Veterans and their family members with inspiring stories of strength and resilience.

Visit to view more than 500 videos of real Veterans and their family members sharing how they overcame mental health challenges to live healthy and fulfilling lives after service. Connect a loved one with local resources here.

March 10, 2017 - 10:51am