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Experts Explore How Combat Roles May Affect Women’s Psychological Health (link is external)
Experts Explore How Combat Roles May Affect Women’s Psychological HealthOctober 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)
Deployments can be 'significant stressor' for families but help is availableOctober 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)
Mourning the loss of a loved one from suicideOctober 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)
Suicide prevention: How to recognize the warning signsSeptember 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.
PTSD, Depression Patients Benefit from Collaborative Care Model (link is external)
PTSD, Depression Patients Benefit from Collaborative Care ModelJune 14, 2016
When it comes to depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment, patients do better when their primary care is augmented by nurse care managers, effective use of data registries and additional offsite support, according to a new study published this week in “JAMA Internal Medicine.” The enhanced care model can increase the uptake of mental health care, more efficiently match care based on patient symptom severity, and improve PTSD and depression outcomes.