Deployment Psychology Blog

By the Numbers: 27 September 2021

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The number of female veteran patients who "experience public harassment by men veterans at Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities," according to a study published online before print in the journal Women's Health Issues -- Staff and Patient Perspectives on Bystander Intervention Training to Address Patient-Initiated Sexual Harassment in Veterans Affairs Healthcare Settings.

Research Update: 16 September 2021

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The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include: 
● Qualitative characterizations of misinformed disclosure reactions to medications for opioid use disorders and their consequences.
● Acupuncture for combat post-traumatic stress disorder: trial development and methodological approach for a randomized controlled clinical trial.
● Post-traumatic stress disorder is associated with alterations in evoked cortical activation during visual recognition of scenes.

Staff Perspective: Suicide Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a very important topic that touches many individuals around the world. In addition to our existing resources on suicide prevention, we will be have a series of blogs on the topic. We also invite you to watch a recording of this month's CDP Presents webinar, "Suicide Prevention from Elite Athletes to High Performance Military." This 90-minute presentation helps viewers learn more about suicide prevention efforts as it relates to elite athletes and those in high-performance roles.