The Five Signs of Emotional Suffering
Give an Hour, an organization that has partnered with the VA to provide mental health care and support for veterans, co-sponsored the Campaign to Change Direction. The campaign helps to educate the public about mental distress among veterans and how to recognize it.
The Five Signs of Emotional Suffering can help you recognize that you or a fellow veteran may be suffering from PTSD, depression or another mental disorder. These signs include personality changes, uncharacteristic anger, anxiety or moodiness, withdrawal from others, disregard for self-care, and overwhelming feelings of hopelessness.