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.

  • Sex, Gender Factors Affect Women’s Mental Health Across Their Lifespan October 9, 2018

    Throughout a woman’s life, sex and gender can affect both her likelihood of developing mental health conditions, and the course, prognosis and treatment response to those conditions. Key influences on women’s mental health include genetic and epigenetic factors, gender-linked stresses and traumas, and reproductive cycle stages. Helping female patients understand these influences can help them manage potential stressors or symptoms throughout their lives.

  • In Case You Missed It: Highlights from the National VA/DOD Women’s Mental Health Mini-Residency October 1, 2018

    Women currently comprise approximately 16 percent of the United States military. As of 2016, service women are permitted to serve in any military position for which they meet the gender-neutral performance standards and requirements. These expanded roles have increased the cadre of responsibilities that service women have, as well as increased their potential challenges. As such, it is more important than ever for military leadership, researchers, and health care providers to understand women’s health.

  • 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.

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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.