April 5, 2021
Here Are the Signs to Watch Out For
The trauma of war experienced by our former troops has left them with feelings of grief and misery. For months, they witnessed their comrades getting killed while they themselves got wounded during combat. Coupled with their separation from their loved ones, these experiences traumatized them. It’s no wonder that many of them end up with psychological issues upon returning home for good from deployment. To make things worse, many of them have to go through the transitioning process with little to no support at all.
It’s not uncommon for returning service members to experience bouts of emotional pain, sadness, or hopelessness. For some lucky ones, the condition doesn’t last long, fading away once they’ve finally readjusted to civilian life. However, others find it hard to shake off the negative feelings, ending up depressed.
Not everyone suffering from depression manifests the same symptoms. One might feel more irritable than usual, while another might suddenly feel a sense of worthlessness. Regardless, such symptoms need to be given immediate attention. The veteran experiencing them needs to seek treatment right away before things get worse.
Recurrent sadness or hopelessness is perhaps the most common symptom of depression. Depressed vets often find themselves gloomy and downhearted even in pleasant situations. Also, they no longer find pleasure in activities that used to make them happy.
Other common symptoms include:
- Feeling worried, nervous, or anxious most of the time;
- Having low self-esteem;
- Sleeping too much or not getting enough sleep almost every day;
- Eating less or more than usual almost every day;
- Finding it difficult to focus, recall things, or make good decisions;
- Losing or gaining weight;
- Often feeling tired or sluggish;
- Drinking alcohol or smoking more often.
In extreme cases, depressed veterans may resort to hurting themselves to try to numb the pain they feel inside. Others might think of suicide as the only way to end their living nightmare.
Help Vets Combat Depression and Other Life Challenges
You can play a part in transforming the lives of our veterans who are suffering from mental health issues and other afflictions. All you need to do is make a vehicle donation to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll turn your automobile into a vital source of assistance, particularly for the troubled vets in your community.
We work alongside some of the nation’s leading military and veteran nonprofit organizations, serving as the platform for their vehicle donation campaigns. We accept vehicle donations from the public and sell through auctions. We then transfer the funds to our nonprofit partners.
These nonprofits use the funding to deliver life-enhancing programs and services for the benefit of disadvantaged veterans in your community. Those who are suffering from depression, PTSD, or other mental issues will finally be able to gain free access to mental health care. Those who have no jobs will be given employment opportunities. The homeless will be given housing assistance while the handicapped will be provided the medical and other assistance they need.
In exchange for your charitable contribution, we’ll send you your 100% tax-deductible sales receipt within 30 days after the auction of your car. You can use this to claim your top tax deduction in the next tax season.
We’ll also offer you free towing of your unwanted vehicle, and we’re giving you the option to pick your preferred time and place for this. We can provide you this service wherever you are in the United States since our vehicle donation program covers the entire country.
We accept nearly all types of vehicles, not just cars. And we wouldn’t mind if the vehicle you’re donating is no longer in the best of shape.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us anytime at 877-594-5822. You may also leave us a message here. We will respond to you as soon as we can. Head over to our FAQs page to learn about our donation process.
Show Our Discouraged Veterans That There’s Still Hope
A simple vehicle donation can go a long way to improve the living conditions of our suffering vets. Help our heroes get back on their feet now! Call 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form to make your donation today!