Blog posts with the tag "Service Members"

Staff Perspective: Telling About the Trauma

Dr. Deb Nofziger

Previously, I wrote about why combat veterans hesitate to share details about their combat experiences. These insights could be adjusted to anyone who has experienced trauma. I’ve repeatedly had veterans, providers, and family members tell me this makes sense to them. However, understanding a hesitancy to share does not mean it is okay to tell loved ones absolutely nothing about what happened if someone is struggling with the aftermath of trauma. 

Staff Perspective: The Rate of Mental Health Diagnoses Among Deployed Soldiers

We often hear about the high rates of mental health disorders among service members; however, these rates typically reflect only those diagnoses received or the disorders treated while in-garrison. The mental health burden experienced while in-theater has been frequently underreported. This represents an important gap in our understanding of the behavioral health care needs of service members while deployed as well as the training needs of deploying providers.

Staff Perspective: A Behavioral Health Force Multiplier - Leveraging the Chaplain Corps to Bridge the Mental Health Access Gap

Jennifer Nevers, LCSW

In this blog, Jennifer Nevers, MSW, LCSW will discuss the benefits of engaging the Chaplain Corps to improve access to behavioral health care among National Guard soldiers and airmen. She will review the benefits of utilizing military Chaplains to address common conditions faced by service members and overcome the stigma of seeking mental health care within the military community.

Practically Speaking: Behind the Episode “Sharpening our EBP Focus Through the Lens of Military Culture”

Dr. Jenna Ermold

Cultural competency training is an essential component of all behavioral health training curriculums and often a requirement for continuing education for licensed providers. But how often do those training opportunities include “military service” in the mix of cultural dimensions of identity that influence or shape an individual’s experience? Not often enough.
Listen to the episode: Sharpening our EBP Focus Through the Lens of Military Culture

Staff Perspective: Treating Our Adolescents in Uniform

Dr. Andrea Isreal

BLUF: If you work with our United States Service members, you may be treating more adolescents than you realize. Did you know that contemporary theories of human development consider adolescence to extend to about age 25? If we think of adolescence as extending to about age 25, adolescents comprise a large proportion of U.S. Active Duty and Selected Reserve service members.