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.

  • “Connect to Protect” this September Suicide Prevention Month August 31, 2020

    Each year, September marks Suicide Prevention Month, a time to highlight important messages about suicide risk and available treatments and resources. The Department of Defense theme for 2020 Suicide Prevention Month is “Connect to Protect” which highlights the important role that connections to family, friends, the community, and resources can play in preventing suicide. The goal is to encourage people to learn more about suicide warning signs, risk factors and supportive responses so they can be there for a family member, friend, or peer who may be at risk.

  • Plan to Attend the 2020 VA/DoD Women’s Mental Health Webinar Series August 24, 2020

    The VA/DoD Women’s Mental Health Webinar Series will take place Sept. 22-24, 2020. Participating Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) mental health providers will be at the forefront of integrating gender-sensitive mental health care into clinical practice. This live webinar series offers eight hours of online training across three days and is designed to equip participants with the clinical knowledge and skills to deliver gender-sensitive care to women veterans and service members and to develop local communities of practice.

  • Offering Support and Compassion for a COVID-19 Positive Colleague August 17, 2020

    My colleague has COVID-19, how do I support him or her when I can’t be in close contact?

  • Coping with Separation from Family and Friends during the COVID-19 Pandemic August 11, 2020

    Numerous stressors are associated with the COVID-19 pandemic including health, employment, financial, and caregiving issues. A significant issue for many people is the physical separation they are experiencing from loved ones. This separation has forced many to reconfigure how to manage day-to-day tasks (i.e. educating children and working from home). This social isolation adds another layer of stress during this time, and the emotional impact may be even more burdensome for many.

  • The 2020 Research Gaps Report: Suicide Prevention Research Priorities August 3, 2020

    How do we know which military health research is most important in any given year? The Military Health System is confronted with many competing priorities for optimizing military health and readiness. With finite resources, it is vital that researchers and funding agencies know which research needs are greatest and which studies might give the best value in meeting those needs.

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