Someone on a page I follow posted this cry for help from a veteran with PTSD. Less than 24 hours later he had taken his own life.
Sometimes just putting it all out there can make it hurt more because you get to see it all, vividly, in writing. Trust me on that one.
I can also tell you that just reaching out to the vet or troubled person is not enough. Someone, you, needs to go to that person asap. Spend however much time you need to with them to make sure they are safe. This vet has so many replies to his comment, offering him rooms to stay or a shoulder to cry on. It obviously didn’t help. He didn’t see it as help, he just saw it as more empty words. Well meaning or not, nobody came to find this guy and he decided to end the pain.