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.
Getting Left of the Boom: Reducing the Availability of Lethal Means Before a Suicidal Crisis Starts
Getting Left of the Boom: Reducing the Availability of Lethal Means Before a Suicidal Crisis StartsSeptember 18, 2017
Although suicide is a rare behavior, suicide prevention is a key priority for the Military Health System (MHS) and many other health care systems because when a suicide occurs it results in an absolutely catastrophic, and absolutely preventable, outcome.
Basic Steps of a Suicide Risk Assessment for Providers Serving Military Populations
Basic Steps of a Suicide Risk Assessment for Providers Serving Military PopulationsSeptember 11, 2017
The increasing focus on stemming the tide of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. has highlighted the risk for opioid overdose in individuals who are or become suicidal while taking opioids.
Chaplains and Confidentiality of Suicide-related Communication: Are There Limits?
Chaplains and Confidentiality of Suicide-related Communication: Are There Limits?September 5, 2017
As the Department of Defense (DoD) continues to be faced with high rates of suicide across the services, it sometimes depends on chaplains to be on the front lines.
Managing the Aftermath of a Hurricane: Resources Make a Difference
Managing the Aftermath of a Hurricane: Resources Make a DifferenceAugust 31, 2017 (Updated: October 4, 2017)
In the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, service members and their families living in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have been impacted and may be displaced from their homes.
Six Tips for Medical Providers to Combat Stigma
Six Tips for Medical Providers to Combat StigmaAugust 28, 2017
Are you aware that knowledge of your patient’s mental health status may influence the type or quality of care you provide?
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.