ANCHOR LEAD: It's often easy for Veterans to recognize and treat their physical injuries, but it can be hard to identify mental health challenges or readjustment problems. Brian Osuch has more on Veterans who are showing others how getting help can change their lives. (:60)
SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. Not all Veterans experience mental health challenges upon returning to civilian life. But, for those who have had some difficulty once they've come home, there are some warning signs. Retired Sergeant Mike Dolphin of the U.S. Marine Corp reached out for some help after his two deployments…
CUT: (Sgt. Dolphin) It was quite a bit of loneliness at first. I had really taken myself out of the normal loop of everyday life. When I got home, I had kind of retracted away from my family and friends to deal with some aggression and anxiety issues that I had been experiencing.
SCRIPT: May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Veterans across the country want their peers know there are resources available specifically for them. Dr. Wendy Tenhula of the VA…
CUT: (Dr. Tenhula) Make the Connection is VA's public awareness campaign that helps Veterans dealing with difficult life experiences find reliable information about signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and learn about available programs – including locators to find VA and community-based resources across the country.
SCRIPT: For more, go to MakeTheConnection.net/Connect. That's Newsbreak from the VA.
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