Military Mental Health Care

This guide seeks to aid our troubled, returning forces by dissecting the numerous mental health problems they face upon arriving stateside.

Author: Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442220937

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 229

View: 935

Too often American veterans return from combat and spiral into depression, anger and loneliness they can neither share nor tackle on their own. This guide seeks to aid our troubled, returning forces by dissecting the numerous mental health problems they face upon arriving stateside. The authors detail not only each issue's symptoms, but also discuss what treatments are available, and the best ways for veterans to access those treatments while readjusting to civilian life. In addition, the authors connect and explain many alarming trends, such as joblessness, poverty, and addiction, appearing in our nations's veteran population on a broader scale. Post-traumatic stress syndrome and struggles with anxiety affect far more than veterans themselves, as sobering phenomena like homelessness, suicide, domestic violence, and divorce too often become realities for those returning from war. This book is both a resource for struggling veterans and a useful tool for their loved ones or anyone looking for ways to support the veterans in their lives. -- From back cover.

Stigma and Military Mental Health Care

Author: Tony Martinez

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Armed Forces

Page: 296

View: 236


Current and Future Readiness of the Army and Marine Corps

improving the mental health services . Are you aware of the Mental Health Self -
Assessment Program ? General SCHOOMAKER . Yes , we are well aware of the
Mental Health Assessment Program . Information about the Self Assessment ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services

Publisher:

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Category: Government publications

Page: 74

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Military Veteran Psychological Health and Social Care

This is the first UK book to examine the whole spectrum of contemporary approaches to the psychological health and social care of military veterans both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Author: Jamie Hacker Hughes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351763083

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 219

When servicewomen and men leave the armed forces, their care transfers to the statutory and third sector where the quality and provision of services can vary enormously. This edited book, encompassing a range of perspectives, from service user to professional, provides a comprehensive overview of services available. Each chapter, in turn, examines the policy underpinnings of systems and services covering the psychological health and social care of military veterans and then focuses on the needs of a discrete number of types of military veterans including early service leavers, veterans in the criminal justice system, older veterans and reservists, together with the needs of the children of veterans’ families. This is the first UK book to examine the whole spectrum of contemporary approaches to the psychological health and social care of military veterans both in the United Kingdom and overseas. The book is edited by Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, a former head of healthcare psychology within the UK Ministry of Defence and all contributors are experts in policy, service provision and academic research in this area. It will be of special interest to those designing and planning, commissioning, managing and delivering mental health and social care to military veterans and their families

Legislative Priorities in Support of Families

Hearing Before the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed
Services, House of Representatives, One ... The Army's Mental Health Advisory
Team ( MHAT ) IV report links reducing family issues to reducing stress on ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Military Personnel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Families of military personnel

Page: 55

View: 302


Military Mental Health Care

Military Mental Health Care: A Guide for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Community seeks to aid our troubled, returning forces by dissecting the numerous mental health problems they face upon arriving stateside.

Author: Lawhorne-Sc Philpott

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Electronic book

Page: 240

View: 553

Annotation Too often American veterans return from combat and spiral into depression, anger and loneliness they can neither share nor tackle on their own. Military Mental Health Care: A Guide for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Community seeks to aid our troubled, returning forces by dissecting the numerous mental health problems they face upon arriving stateside. Don Philpott and Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott, co-authors with Janelle Hill of the highly successful Wounded Warrior Handbook, detail not only each issue s symptoms, but also discuss what treatments are available, and the best ways for veterans to access those treatments while readjusting to civilian life. In addition, they connect and explain many alarming trends, such as joblessness, poverty and addiction, appearing in our nation s veteran population on a broader scale. PTSD and struggles with anxiety affect far more than veterans themselves, as sobering phenomena like homelessness, suicide, domestic violence and divorce too often become realities for those returning from war. Military Mental Health Care is both a resource for struggling veterans and a useful tool for their loved ones, or anyone looking for ways to support the veterans in their lives."

Hearing on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 and Oversight of Previously Authorized Programs Before the Committee on Armed Services House of Representatives One Hundred Tenth Congress First Session

Military Personnel Subcommittee Hearing on Military Health-care Budget and the
Challenges Facing the Military ... is that some of the positions identified for
military to civilian conversions include doctors , nurses and mental health
providers ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Military Personnel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Electronic government information

Page: 67

View: 334


Military Medicine

These " behavioral cation issues , and multicenter military mental health surveil-
primary care ” providers can later spearhead clinical efforts to lance systems .
Ultimately , the advisory committee would improve primary care - mental health ...

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Category: Medicine, Military

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Defense Health Care

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788120473

Category:

Page: 66

View: 606

Describes the Military Health Services System (MHSS), past problems faced by DOD as it operated the system & its efforts to overcome those problems & the management challenges now confronting DOD.

The Inside Battle

The Inside Battle offers readers a glimpse into the current crisis through Morrison's personal experience and empowers them to make a difference in the lives of the men and women of the military.Marjorie Morrison has helped me to see that ...

Author: Marjorie Morrison

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780615703671

Category: Post-traumatic stress disorder

Page: 344

View: 575

Every day, a battle is being fought for the mental health of our military personnel.In this gripping expose, Marjorie Morrison, takes readers behind the lines to show us the crisis facing our military's mental healthcare system.When Morrison left her thriving private psychology practice for a three-month assignment at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, she hoped she would make a difference in the lives of Marines. She had no idea that it was she who would be changed.Those three months grew into a yearlong project, but the more Morrison tried to do her best for them, the more roadblocks she met. Despite the broken system, she was and is determined to help protect service member's mental health. The Inside Battle offers readers a glimpse into the current crisis through Morrison's personal experience and empowers them to make a difference in the lives of the men and women of the military.Marjorie Morrison has helped me to see that we have the power, the knowledge and most importantly the responsibility to protect each and every person who raises their hand and swears to protect our country. It is our duty as civilians ¦to fight for the men and women who fight for us. We know today how to support people before the stress happens so they don't have to come home broken.Debbie FordN.Y. Times best selling author of Why Good People Do Bad Things and co-author of The Shadow Effect

Military and Veteran Mental Health

This authoritative and comprehensive title is designed to enhance best clinical practices for all healthcare providers who care for military service personnel and veterans. The book is organized into four sections.

Author: Laura Weiss Roberts

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493974386

Category: Medical

Page: 471

View: 642

This authoritative and comprehensive title is designed to enhance best clinical practices for all healthcare providers who care for military service personnel and veterans. The book is organized into four sections. The first section covers foundational information on the culture and context of health care for members of the US military and veteran population. The second section focuses on systems of care for mental health needs of military and veteran populations. The third section characterizes best practices as well as ethical issues in clinical care for mental health needs of members of the military and veterans. Guidance in relation to a wide range of clinical topics is provided, such as mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, combat and operational stress, military sexual assault, psychosis, and sleep disorders. The last section is intended to assist readers in reinforcing their learning through a set of clinical cases with accompanying questions for deeper consideration. An invaluable resource for all clinicians, allied health personnel, and administrators concerned with the mental health needs of service members and veterans, Military and Veteran Mental Health: A Comprehensive Guide is a gold-standard addition to the literature on military healthcare.

Gay Mental Healthcare Providers and Patients in the Military

This volume tells the history of homosexuality in the United States military beginning in 1986, when the issue first came to the forefront of social consciousness.

Author: Elspeth Cameron Ritchie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319660268

Category: Medical

Page: 169

View: 412

This volume tells the history of homosexuality in the United States military beginning in 1986, when the issue first came to the forefront of social consciousness. Each chapter is written through the eyes of gay mental healthcare providers, covering how to steadily adapt and learn to treat veterans struggling with the traumas associated with the stigma of homosexuality in service. Topics include the “Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell” (DADT) policy, its repeal in 2011, and addresses the current trends and challenges. Unlike any other professional book, this text includes the personal stories of gay military mental healthcare providers, as well as gay civilian clinicians who have worked with the military population in various segments in history. These accounts offer invaluable support for medical professionals working with this demographic. Chapters cover the various psychological damage service personnel encounter as it uniquely pertains to those struggling with the stigma of LGBTQ rights. Chapters include clinical pearls for particular psychiatric concerns, lessons learned for the future, and hard-earned successes as stigmas and perceptions evolved over time. Gay Mental Healthcare Providers and Patients in the Military is an excellent resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, policymakers, and all professionals who are interested in LGBTQ rights in the context of veteran psychiatry.

Department of Defense Appropriations

While the in incidence and cost of mental illness is similar in nature and scope to
other illnesses , insurance coverage of mental illness — including , military
CHAMPUS coverage — is distinctly different than coverage typically offered for
other ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations

Publisher:

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The Status of the Implementation of the Army s Medical Action Plan and Other Services Support for Wounded Service Members

Hearing Before the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed
Services, House of Representatives, ... to assist the Department of Defense (DOD
) to improve mental health services that are available to our military personnel ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Military Personnel

Publisher:

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Category: Disabled veterans

Page: 98

View: 976


Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Veterans and Service Members

The Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Veterans and Service Members is a "one stop" handbook for non-military clinicians working with service members, veterans, and their families.

Author: Nathan D. Ainspan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199353999

Category: Psychic trauma

Page: 480

View: 196

The United States is in the midst of the largest military demobilization in its history. This is leading to an increase in the demand for mental health clinicians who can provide services to hundreds of thousands of military veterans and members of the military. Nearly two million Americans have been deployed to the wars in the Middle East, and thousands of them have been deeply affected, either psychologically, physically, or both. Projections suggest that 300,000 are returning with symptoms of PTSD or major Depression; 320,000 have been exposed to probable Traumatic Brain Injuries; and hundreds of thousands are dealing with psychological effects of physical injuries. Other veterans and members of the military without injuries will seek treatment to help them with the psychological impact of serving in the military, being deployed, or transitioning and reintegrating back into the civilian world. As an example, hundreds of thousands of service members are also leaving the armed forces earlier than they anticipated and will need to quickly adjust to life as civilians after assuming that they would have many more years in the military. Many will be leaving the military because of demobilizations and downsizing due to budget cuts. Current proposed cuts will shrink the military force to the same size it was in 1940. The Pew Center reports that 44% of veterans from the current wars are describing their readjustment to civilian life as "difficult," and many of them are and will be turning to civilian mental health and primary care clinicians for assistance. The Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Veterans and Service Members is a "one stop" handbook for non-military clinicians working with service members, veterans, and their families. It brings together experts from the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, veteran service organizations, and academia to create the first comprehensive guidebook for civilian clinicians. In addition to covering psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD, this book also offers information about psychosocial topics that impact military personnel and their loved ones and can become part of treatment (e.g., employment or education options, financial matters, and parenting concerns), providing the most recent and cutting-edge research on the topics. Chapters are concise and practical, delivering the key information necessary to orient clinicians to the special needs of veterans and their families. The Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Veterans and Service Members is an essential resource for private practice mental health clinicians and primary care physicians, as well as a useful adjunct for VA and DOD psychologists and staff.

Care of Military Service Members Veterans and Their Families

The book provides civilian medical and nonmedical care providers with practical information to effectively understand, support, and address this population's needs.

Author: Stephen J. Cozza, M.D.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585624241

Category: Medical

Page: 315

View: 609

The book provides civilian medical and nonmedical care providers with practical information to effectively understand, support, and address this population's needs. Promoting family resilience is a theme emphasized throughout chapters on traumatic brain injury, substance use disorders, and more.

Planning Urban Health Services from Jungle to System

PROGRAMS FOR PROVISION OF SERVICES FOR SPECIFIC DISEASES : V.
MENTAL ILLNESS I Federal State Local Dept. of Defense -Care of Military --
hospital and outpatient psychiatric treatment of military and dependents at
Defense ...

Author: Ruth Roemer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Health facilities

Page: 551

View: 662


Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States

and treatment facilities and maintaining adequate health care services on military
installations increases , the Department ... The Secretary of Defense shall
conduct a study of mental health services available to members of the Armed
Forces .

Author: United States. Congress. House

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Legislation

Page:

View: 734

Some vols. include supplemental journals of "such proceedings of the sessions, as, during the time they were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken off by the order of the House."

Bulletproofing the Psyche Preventing Mental Health Problems in Our Military and Veterans

This book presents the latest in neuroscience and resiliency research alongside the personal stories of military veterans to advocate for an empirically validated training protocol.

Author: Kate Hendricks Thomas Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440849773

Category: Psychology

Page: 270

View: 272

This book presents the latest in neuroscience and resiliency research alongside the personal stories of military veterans to advocate for an empirically validated training protocol. • Proposes an empirically validated model for mental fitness training designed to curb an ever-escalating suicide rate among the Armed Forces • Presents a new approach that incorporates the participatory, hard-working ethos of military culture • Illustrates military mental health issues by adding veteran narratives to timely research and analysis • Details secondary issues affecting military mental health, such as the warrior subculture characterized by a high degree of community insularity and antipathy toward displays of emotion or need

Measuring Barriers to Mental Health Care in the Military

This report summarizes the findings of a study to construct item banks of barriers and facilitators to mental health care for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Author: Joie D. Acosta

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780833098603

Category: Medical

Page: 168

View: 403

This report summarizes the findings of a study to construct item banks of barriers and facilitators to mental health care for the U.S. Department of Defense.