Topic: “Feelings of Hopelessness”
Feeling hopeless is a symptom of depression, not a reflection of reality. Two Veterans explain how they overcame hopelessness and found support and treatments that turned their lives around.
4-minute readDepression, Feelings of Hopelessness, Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs, Problems with Alcohol
Sam came home from serving in the Marines feeling lost. Therapy helped him process his traumatic combat experiences and grief. Finding his new purpose as a teacher and mentor also helped him heal.
3-minute readSuicide, Anger and Irritability, Transitioning From Service, Feelings of Hopelessness, Depression
For years after serving in the Navy, Valencia experienced the “anniversary effect,” which occurs when the date or even the season in which a trauma occurred triggers an unexpected emotional reaction — sometimes long after the event.
4-minute readFeelings of Hopelessness, Feeling on Edge, Depression, Stress and Anxiety
When a friend called Matt to say, “If you ever run into my family or anything, will you just tell ‘em that I love ‘em,” Matt rushed over to help. Two things happened: He helped save a life, and he realized that maybe he needed help, too.
4-minute readFeelings of Hopelessness, Suicide