At least three times a week I get emails from spouses who are battling depression silently. Their husbands are usually deployed, they have children ,and they feel as if they have nowhere to turn or anyone who understands what they are going through.
I know how they feel because I too have endured it. I know the feeling of going to the clinic onpost and feeling like a hypochondriac because my mental symptoms are manifesting into physical ones. Once again I have to explain how I am feeling, when I really don’t know what I feel or how I feel.
I know the drill. They will put me on a new prescription for depression or anxiety and my problems will still linger with no real solution.
The depression epidemic affecting military spouses is real and needs to be addressed more.
Watch the video below as I tell you why I think spouses are depressed:
Currently Military One Source can assist you in seeking counseling off post if you feel you may need to talk to someone.
Visit http://www.MilitaryOneSource.com to learn about their Face to Face counseling program and also feel free to reach out the military Crisis Hotline which is open to military spouses as well at: 800-273-TALK (8255)
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