In the military, you’re exposed to many different things, from death to great achievements. As a result of the traumatic things you’ve been through, you may now struggle with your mental health. As a veteran, it is within your rights to obtain help for these issues.
There are many kinds of depression that a veteran may struggle with. Persistent depressive disorder, for example, puts a person in a depressed state for at least two years. Psychotic depression, on the other hand, turns into a kind of psychosis. The individual may suffer from delusions or hallucinations if he or she has this type of depression.
There are multiple signs that a person is struggling with depression. Some of the symptoms include having trouble concentrating, thoughts of suicide or death, trouble sleeping, fatigue, a loss of interest in hobbies or activities, persistent anxiousness or sadness or irritability. This isn’t an exhaustive list, so anyone struggling with persistent symptoms should seek out medical attention as soon as possible.
When depression gets bad enough that it affects your ability to work or function, you may be able to seek disability benefits. This benefit can help you support yourself while you focus on your mental health and seeking treatment.
Social Security Disability (SSD) is there for situations like yours. You fought for your country, and you deserve to receive the care you need now that you’ve returned home. SSD is just one way you can help support yourself while you get the medical treatments you need to recover from the trauma you’ve been through. Our website has more on how to apply.