Every day I am reminded of the sacrifices and stresses that the military community goes through and how it affects our families. There is a rising number of spouses and dependent family members that are dealing with varying degrees of depression and military dependent depression is a serious issue.
In fact I even wrote about it in Are You Almost Depressed. And while we have our battle buddies and support networks, the reality is that sometimes these sacrifices affect us in ways that are to much for us to handle on our own. Please watch, share and comment on this quick video I recorded the other day that talks about a topic that recently has been “in my face” both personally with a family member as well as with other military spouses I know. Depression affects our children and our families, and we can make a difference by getting the word out and educating others on what to do should they find themselves in crisis. This isn’t a problem that can be ignored and it can affect any family, trust me I know. I know that supporting a child in crisis is the hardest thing any mother can do, but with the proper help and support things do get better.
~Judy Davis, the Direction Diva is a motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur as well as a military life and teen suicide prevention expert. Co-founder of DASIUM, Judy’s books Right Side Up and Warning Signs: Is Your Teen at Riskare go to resources for families and her websites are filled with tips, inspiration and resources for those looking for direction. Connect with Judy at TheDirectionDiva.com