Military Mental Health Blog

Alcohol and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Deceivingly Dangerous Combination

By Christine Leccese, MPH When you work with veterans whose wounds involve their bodies, brains, and emotions, it can be hard to know where to start or what is causing the biggest challenge. The term “polytrauma” itself suggests that there … Continue reading

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“You drink too much.” What to say – and what not to say – to address your friend or family members’ alcohol use.

The following post is based on an article by Lisa Frederiksen, titled, “What to Say to Someone With a Drinking Problem,” that first appeared on her blog, www.BreakingtheCycles.com, on February16, 2014. For those of us who have a close friend … Continue reading

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Warrior Hike Helps Veterans Find Healing Through Nature

By Alyson Browett, events coordinator with Warrior Hike In 1948, World War II Army veteran Earl Shaffer started walking north from the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. Before leaving, he told a friend he was going to … Continue reading

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Resources Abound for Military Parents

As part of its efforts to encourage service members, veterans and military families coping with invisible wounds to reach out for available care and support, the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury’s Real Warriors Campaign … Continue reading

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Are You Listening? How Caregivers Can Help Family Members With TBI

The following article is reposted from the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) blog. As a caregiver for a husband with traumatic brain injury (TBI), Rosemary Rawlins shares insights garnered from her own experiences … Continue reading

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How can civilian schools better serve their military students?

By Andrea Carlile Of the approximately 1.1 million military children who attend public school, about 80% do so in non-military schools. In Indiana, we have a large population of Army National Guard members. This creates a unique opportunity and challenge … Continue reading

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Sleep: Nature’s Best Medicine

By Charli Prather, MSW LCSW OSW-C Anyone who is short on sleep knows how easy tasks can become difficult and emotional reserves otherwise OK become spent. Not only is sleep essential to your daily function and psychological health, it provides … Continue reading

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Treating the Generational Wounds of War

By Rebecca G. Townsend, SrLPE, LPC, NCC I am blessed and honored to live and work in a military community, and to have the opportunity to care for our nation’s Warriors and their loved ones as a professional mental health provider. … Continue reading

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Military Parenting Website Assists Communication

By Amaani Lyle American Forces Press Service Service members who deploy or are otherwise separated from their families due to mission needs now have an online resource allowing them to hone their parenting skills as they reconnect with their children. … Continue reading

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How Technology Can Help You Take Positive Steps

By Samantha Rogers Now that we are in the middle of February, the resolve from your new year goals may be waning. Now is a great time to start employing some creative methods to help you reach your health and … Continue reading

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