Military service can be filled with traumatic events and frequent exposure. Quite frankly, these things can alter the way someone thinks and behaves. Trauma literally changes the brain.
Learning more about the effects of trauma might ultimately save a life.
You can help someone struggling with trauma by:
These events don't have to define someone forever. Managing traumatic experiences in healthy and holistic ways can help.
This Mental Health Awareness Month, you can also help raise awareness about trauma & its impact on the brain with our educational toolkit.
Check for these warning signs to determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change.