During Mental Health Awareness month in May, I’ve taken the opportunity to think about the changes that I’ve witnessed in the past 15-20 years with respect to public awareness of mental health issues. This has been especially notable for awareness of issues related to traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Public Awareness of Mental Health Issues and Traumatic Stress Helping Service Members with Psychological Health Issues
May is Mental Health Month, and DCoE is working on a number of psychological health projects and initiatives that will help our service members and their families. Over the next year, I hope to see us make significant improvements in three areas.
Deployed Service Members Face Increased Risk of Alcohol Misuse
May is Mental Health Month, offering an opportunity to discuss the critical issue of alcohol misuse among service members who deploy. Alcohol misuse can affect a person and family’s psychological well being.
Join Us in the Real Warriors Campaign
Will you join us in an important battle to support Warriors and their Families? We need you—your ideas, your enthusiasm, and your influence—to help Warriors get the treatment they need for psychological health and traumatic brain injury concerns.
Maintaining Psychological Health
Psychological health encompasses all aspects of a person: physical, mental, spiritual, and social. This includes both positive and negative behaviors, attributes and symptoms, including resilience and heartiness.
Common Data Elements Workshop
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), cosponsored a workshop titled, “Advancing Integrated Research in Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury: Common Data Elements” with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, on 23 and 24 March, in Silver Spring, M d.