Is Depression Affecting Your Military Family? These New Resources Can Help (link is external)
Is Depression Affecting Your Military Family? These New Resources Can HelpJuly 5, 2017
New publications for military communities to learn more about depression are now available to download on the Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) website.
“We created these materials to help patients and family members better understand and manage depression, a very common health concern,” said Cmdr. Angela Williams, chief of evidence-based practice at DHCC.
10 Mental Health Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss (link is external)
10 Mental Health Blogs You Don’t Want to MissMay 16, 2017
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) strives to provide the most up-to-date information and resources on research, tools and services available for the military community. DCoE, including its centers and campaigns, produces blog posts to help make the information available to everyone, and easier to understand. Take a look at 10 great posts relating to mental health
How to Walk Away from Tobacco (link is external)
How to Walk Away from TobaccoMay 11, 2017
Quitting tobacco is hard. In fact, it’s common for people to relapse several times before kicking the habit completely. Whether your preference is lighting a cigarette or using a smokeless variety, tobacco can be difficult to part with.
From the Homefront: Military kids and mental health – Know the warning signs (link is external)
From the Homefront: Military kids and mental health – Know the warning signsMay 3, 2017
While military kids can be incredibly resilient, sometimes they need some extra help in navigating the emotional upheaval they experience. Several studies in recent years have shown that military kids have a higher risk of mental health issues and depression than children in civilian households.
How to Stay the Course for Good Mental Health (link is external)
How to Stay the Course for Good Mental HealthMay 2, 2017
Seeking help and committing to treatment for a mental health challenge is one of the best investments you can make. Yet treatment is rarely quick or simple. It demands your time, energy and attention, which can be draining or discouraging. If you feel treatment isn’t helping, you may consider giving up on medication or therapy, or even decide that you don’t need them at all. But before you throw in the towel, consider these facts about mental health treatment.