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Personal Stories

Every warrior has a story to tell and the Real Warriors Campaign wants to share it. We highlight real stories of service members and veterans overcoming life’s challenges.

Whether you are dealing with the psychological effects of war, coping with an addiction or struggling to adjust to civilian life, know that you are not alone. Explore the following articles and video profiles to learn more about inspiring stories of strength and perseverance within the military and veteran community.

Video Profile: Capt. Casey Ross

Air National Guard Capt. Casey Ross spent years reliving memories of childhood trauma and delayed seeking treatment due to concerns that it would impact her career.

Hear the powerful story of how Capt. Ross overcame the stigma and fear associated with psychological health treatment and turned a traumatic childhood into an opportunity to grow personally, and as a leader in her unit and the broader military community.

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Video Profile: Ten Years Strong - Sharing the Stories of Real Warriors

Since 2009, the Real Warriors Campaign has stood with the military community, empowering service members, veterans and their families with 24/7 resources to manage the symptoms of psychological health concerns. However, our job is not done. Learn how you can use the campaign’s resources to continue to break down barriers to psychological health care and spread the word that reaching out is a sign of strength.

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