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Talking Frankly About Suicide

Talking Frankly About Suicide

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Hey guys, it's Adam, here to talk today about a sad subject, actually. Suicide. A lot of veterans, caregivers, folks who used to know a veteran before an injury and now know them after an injury are concerned about that person. After a traumatic brain injury, sometimes post-traumatic stress disorder, a veteran can start self-isolating themselves. They can start--lack of mobility can keep them inside the house more, and really they start to build up some forms of depression, some signs and symptoms of just a lack of real caring about themselves. I'm here to tell you that there are resources available. There's Military OneSource, there's the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, there's the suicide hotline. These are all things that when combined and when used, are not only going to be able to help avert a crisis, but also get somebody out of the funk that they've been in and get them into a good treatment program that's really going to help them turn their lives around. So I hope you find it helpful, but take a look at some of the links here and use them. Thanks.

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Suicide is invariably tricky to discuss. Adam talks about what signs and symptoms people should be aware of for themselves and for their loved ones who are depressed and also what resources are out there to help.

 
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Hi, I’m Adam Anicich

I’m a former Army Sergeant, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee, a service-disabled vet, and someone with a brain injury. I’m here to share my story with you — along with some practical tips — and I hope that I can help you in your own journey of recovery.

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