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INDIRECT WARNING SIGNS
There are behaviors that may be signs you or someone close to you needs support. Learn to recognize these warning signs:
DIRECT WARNING SIGNS
The presence of the following signs in you or someone close to you requires immediate attention:
Helping a suicidal person can be difficult, but the assistance you provide could save a life.
VTARNG: 802-503-2433 (24/7)
VTANG: 802-660-5463 (Office)
Family Programs: 888-607-8773 (24/7)
Veterans Crisis Line: 988, Option 1
Depression is a mood disorder lasting at least two weeks that can make those suffering feel like life isn't worth living. It may be triggered by traumatic events or stressful situations; it can occur after childbirth; it can emerge during winter months when hours of daylight are fewer; or it may not have a specific trigger.
Symptoms of Depression Include:
Mental health problems can cause distorted self-talk. People with depression might see situations as very negative, or might lead them to only see the negative parts of a situation. It can make problems seem worse than they are.
Source: Department of Veterans Affairs, VA New England Healthcare System
Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that many people develop after experiencing a traumatic event. In PTSD, the natural fight-or-flight response is damaged or "stuck." People who have PTSD typically feel stressed, hypervigilant or frightened even when they're not in danger. Symptoms may start soon after the traumatic event or months or years later, and they may come and go.