As service members and veterans return from long and repeated deployments, many struggle with depression along with the consequences of traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder. Others have chronic pain from injuries, amputations, and physical injuries. Some have experienced sexual trauma.
This tip card helps service members, veterans, and their families know the warning signs of an increased risk for suicide. It provides a questionnaire to help veterans and service members recognize the need to seek professional help to deal with suicidal thoughts. It is crucial for veterans who have thoughts of death, self-harm, or suicide to seek treatment. There are resources listed designed specifically for veterans and suicide prevention.