By: Devora & Izaiah
Facts About Depression
Depression is a physiological concern that effects the mind. People suffer depression whether they are a service member or not. Depression comes from feeling sad, loss of interest or even having suicidal thoughts.
Is Depression a Medical Condition?
Depression is a medical condition that can be treated and managed. The first step to do it speaking openly and honestly with a health care provider about the symptoms that you are experiencing.
How the American public view the issue
The biggest fear in families when a service member has depression are the suicidal thoughts that they eventually start having. When a service member retires from the military they are recommended to see a specialist.
How the Military views the issue
Seeing a specialist is the first thing that the military recommends to you, they sometimes recommend the doctor to you because everyone reacts to depression differently. Some are worse than others.
Therapy to help you learn new ways of thinking. Counseling to speak your mind. Medication to keep calm. Eating healthy, walking, jogging, working out, and getting a good night sleep is very helpful as well.