New on Disability.Blog:
Coping with Disabilities and Overcoming Suicidal Ideation: A Retired Soldier’s Story
By Guest Blogger the Real Warriors Campaign
Not all health concerns are visible or even physical. Support and treatment for an “invisible” wound, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is just as important as treatment for a physical injury. If a psychological health concern is left unaddressed, feelings of stress or hopelessness can become debilitating. In some instances, overwhelming feelings of despair can lead to thoughts of suicide. Suicide prevention is very serious. One act can save a life. To raise awareness about the importance seeking care for invisible wounds to help prevent suicide, the Real Warriors Campaign is honoring the sacrifices of America’s warriors who are coping with physical and psychological health concerns throughout the month of September in observation of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.