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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: Retired Maj. Jeremy Haynes

After being shot four times in Afghanistan, Retired Maj. Jeremy Haynes faced thoughts of depression and suicide on his path to physical recovery. However, after reaching out for support from his wife and healthcare providers, Maj. Jeremy Haynes began to heal his visible and invisible wounds of war. 

29 Sec PSA: Retired Maj. Jeremy Haynes

After being shot four times in Afghanistan, Retired Maj. Jeremy Haynes faced thoughts of depression and suicide on his path to physical recovery. However, after reaching out for support from his wife and healthcare providers, Maj. Jeremy Haynes began to heal his visible and invisible wounds of war. 

59 Sec PSA: Retired Maj. Jeremy Haynes

After being shot four times in Afghanistan, Retired Maj. Jeremy Haynes faced thoughts of depression and suicide on his path to physical recovery. However, after reaching out for support from his wife and healthcare providers, Maj. Jeremy Haynes began to heal his visible and invisible wounds of war.