Depression in the military is a topic that’s often swept under the rug. It involves the brave men and women who stand on the front lines, keep us safe while we sleep, always ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. They’re real-life superheroes in many ways, aren’t they?

But even superheroes can have vulnerabilities. Beneath the uniform, the discipline, the stoic faces, and the steadfast commitment to duty, a silent battle often occurs. 

It’s not fought with guns, tanks, or strategic military tactics. Nope, this is a different kind of war. It is a struggle with an unseen yet formidable enemy.

Depression is like that villain that sneaks up when least expected, often going unnoticed until it’s taken a significant toll. It lurks in the shadows, feeding off stress, trauma, and isolation. And our military personnel, bless them, are particularly susceptible.