The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● Barriers and Potential Solutions to Implementing Evidence-Based PTSD Treatment in Military Treatment Facilities.
● PTSD Coverage in the New York Times: Implications for the State of Mental Health in the U.S.
● We need to build the evidence: A systematic review of psychological first aid on mental health and well-being.
As the world has struggled the past three years to navigate a pandemic, it has brought to the forefront the critical importance of self-care, especially for those in the helping environment. Thinking about self-care and resilience, it is often easiest to focus on the individual and to make them solely responsible for their well-being. Historically, we have been told to rest more, eat healthy, exercise, and meditate as ways of taking better care of ourselves. While all of these can have a positive impact on our overall well-being, it does not factor in the important role that workplaces can have in impacting, either positively or negatively, our well-being.
Mobile applications to support resilience-building have been an option for providers for more than a decade. But it can be difficult to know which apps best fit your client population and their goals. This blog summarizes and links three recent review articles that provide information about the functionality and effectiveness of resiliency-building apps for military-connected populations.