I have been reflecting lately on the five years that have passed since I separated from the Air Force. Besides working at the Center for Deployment Psychology, one source of pride has been my continued work with Service members and their families by being a TRICARE provider. I am a Tricare Standard Certified Provider and have had the opportunity to work with some amazing people over the years. In the coming months we will have more blog entries about being a TRICARE provider and how TRICARE works including interviews with TRICARE officials and providers.
Deployment Psychology Blog
Soldiers reporting generalized anxiety were three times more likely to leave the Army than those who did not report anxiety, according to an article in the July 2012 issue of Military Medicine: The Effects of Mental Health Symptoms and Organizational Climate on Intent to Leave the Military Among Combat Veterans, by Paul J. Wright, Paul Y. Kim, Joshua E. Wilk and Jeffrey L. Thomas.
It's been a short week here at the CDP between the Fourth of July holiday and the weather-related difficulties, which slowed us down a little bit, but we're still keeping busy!
The percentage of U.S. service members infected with HIV who receive a mental health diagnosis six or more months after the infection was first detected, according to an article (PDF) in the May 2012 issue of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center's Medical Surveillance Monthly Report.