Clinician's Corner Blog

A PHCoE blog series written by leaders, clinicians and experts on current topics of interest for psychological health care providers in the Military Health System.

  • Military Suicide Prevention: It’s Time for Productive Stupidity September 24, 2018

    Productive Stupidity

  • Suicide Prevention for Veterans: Safety Planning Intervention and Phone Follow-up Helps Lower Suicide Risk September 17, 2018

    What is the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI)?

  • Resources for Military Members Following a Hurricane September 14, 2018

    In the midst and aftermath of Hurricane Florence, service members and their families living in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia may experience challenging living conditions and may be displaced from their homes. Given the uncertainty of Florence’s final path and potential secondary impacts of hurricanes, those in other states may be affected as well.

  • Achieving the Promise of Suicidality Interventions: Managing vs. Treating Suicide Risk in Service Members September 10, 2018

    The Department of Defense has stakes in both managing suicidality to reduce risk, and treating suicidality to resolve risk in its service members because both aim to reduce suicide deaths.

  • Military Suicide Prevention: The Power of a Caring Letter September 4, 2018

    Author Kevin Hines frequently speaks publicly about his suicide attempt at the Golden Gate Bridge in an effort to try and help others who are struggling with thoughts and feelings of suicide. One of the things he shares about that day is that he had decided in advance that if just one person asked him what he was doing, or cared enough to check in with him, he would stop and ask for help. 

    Sometimes, simply caring can save a life.

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The views expressed in Clinician's Corner blogs are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Psychological Health Center of Excellence or Department of Defense.