I recently ran across a newly published article by Drs. Sissi Ribiero, Keith Renshaw, and Elizbeth Allen titled “Military-related relocation stress and psychological distress in military partners.” I was intrigued by the title, since during my time as a military spouse I found the frequent moves to be one of the most challenging aspects of military life.
Blog posts with the tag "Service Members"
Despite interest by behavioral health providers, there has been a historical scarcity of research and information on how LGBTQ service members experience healthcare in the military. With an increased focus on the challenges faced by diverse members of the military, that is beginning to change. This blog provides an overview of several recent (2022) publications examining research on healthcare experiences of LGBTQ service members and recommendations for better supporting them.
I want to take a moment to discuss one of the biggest joys of being a military psychologist, the clients. To do this, I will answer a question I’m periodically asked:
What do you like about working with military members?
A complete answer would take much more time and space than I have here, but I can summarize it in five major categories.
Depending on your worldview, you may either struggle with the theory of Racial Battle Fatigue or be keenly aware of it. However, if you are a mental health practitioner, researcher, or advocate, then your profession almost certainly mandates not only your awareness of both mental health trends and scholarly research, but the implementation of evidenced-based interventions, despite personal convictions that may arise.