We study the history of war trauma to show that American veterans have always found ways to be stronger at the broken places.

Throughout American history, some veterans have found their way through running ultra distances or hiking the Appalachian Trail. Others have let their faith lead the way. For some, a more conventional path — the Department of Veterans Affairs, medications, talking with a counselor — is appropriate. For others, they need to find a new sense of purpose, perhaps by finding ways to serve in their communities. Many have found solace in yoga and meditation. Now that you’re here, take a look around. I promise that you’ll find inspiration that will help you on your own path home.