DHCC in the News

  • [How-to] Quit Smoking: You Can Do It! (link is external) November 17, 2016

    Tobacco use remains an important public health problem. Fifty years after the first Surgeon General’s report, tobacco use among Americans remains the nation’s leading preventable cause of death and disease. But, there is hope. In 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 10,244 service members sought treatment for tobacco dependence.

  • Experts Explore How Combat Roles May Affect Women’s Psychological Health (link is external) October 28, 2016

    The military is a lot different for women today than it was 20 years ago. More women serve and they serve in many new roles, including combat. Exploring the challenges women service member’s may face, and how those challenges may affect their psychological health, was the focus of a panel discussion during the 2016 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Summit.

  • Deployments can be 'significant stressor' for families but help is available (link is external) October 7, 2016

    Military families can face a mix of emotions and uncertainty when a parent or spouse is deployed. Experts from the Military Health System address concerns family members can face before, during and after these long separations, and what resources are available for them.

  • Mourning the loss of a loved one from suicide (link is external) October 4, 2016

    An unexpected loss of a loved one by suicide can leave family members and friends struggling to cope with a range of emotions and many unanswered questions. Experts from the Military Health System offer advice and resources to help through the grieving process.

  • Suicide prevention: How to recognize the warning signs (link is external) September 22, 2016

    For some, everyday life can bring forth demanding situations which may carry a great emotional and psychological burden. And when dealing with such, a person may consider thoughts of suicide or self-harm as the only solution.

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