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10 Mental Health Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Strohmeyer

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) strives to provide the most up-to-date information and resources on research, tools and services available for the military community. DCoE, including its centers and campaigns, produces blog posts to help make the information available to everyone, and easier to understand. Take a look at 10 great posts relating to mental health:

  • DCoE Director Navy Capt. Mike Colston describes why it is important to be aware of signs of potential mental health concerns for yourself and those around you. It is also important to make sure friends and family know where to find resources for service members and veterans.
  • Let's Talk About It” is the slogan the Deployment Health Clinical is using for Mental Health Awareness Month during May. All month you can learn some basic military mental health jargon, and ways the terms can raise awareness of mental health.
  • Recognizing our strengths is part of building resilience. The National Center for Telehealth & Technology offers apps that can help you with stress and build resilience.
  • Treatment options can be confusing. Real Warriors shares how to better understand different types of psychological health care available. Primary care behavioral health, outpatient psychotherapy, partial hospitalization, acute, inpatient treatment and residential treatment programs are all ways to get treatment for your mental health.
  • Practicing mindfulness every day can help with mental health. This blog post will help you work simple practices into your daily routine.
  • Studies of service members show that poor sleep can lead to a variety of mental and physical health concerns, including increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder or depression. Learn why getting a good night’s sleep in the military is important for mental health.
  • Deployment Health Clinical Center offers tips for using mobile apps in military health care. Clinicians can use these tips to further their knowledge of how mobile technology can enhance the care of patients.
  • There are many myths about PTSD. It is important to understand the differences between the myths and facts of PTSD.
  • Not feeling the benefits of your treatment plan? Mental health treatment takes time! It’s important to stay the course and heal.
  • Being in top physical shape is part of being in the military. Being at your peak means taking care of both your body and mind.

Read more stories on mental health from the DCoE blog.

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  • It is not ever easy indviduate the symptoms of mental health problems, we known be due principally for us to TBI, also derived by blasts, to our stress that is chronic and ectopically high, to may be also cause of brain atrophy. Also if formed, forged, and trained for be strong, for be able to face all challenges our life comport, stress work also when we releaze not it, or have not idea to due to a state of irritability, weakness, loss of force. Stress cause a raise of ACTH and cortisol, that, when contestually ectopic thie levels, make us weak. What we must do is examinate us with attention, verify our loss of strength, individuate what recently happened before we feel weakness and speak with our buddies, caregivers, chapains. Speak is an imperatif we have on such situation, being aware that our force reside on reknown we are weak, we may be weak and that is a normality. We must say us that our force and also our heroism is say I feel me weak, I advert a sort of irritability, I need your help. On that is our force buddies, on that our real nature. Should a warrior not be aware of his weakness, may he not speak of a problem whose consequences on times may affect buddies? We may not, we must not is our answers and we must ask help. We all, buddies, are here for you, are here for help you and also for received by you aid, for, on the measure the symptoms are made visible, are described, one may a day care others of us on the same situations. Is not our nature be servants who offered their life for? It is and are we not we offering ourself, on speaking of our problems, for make possible our buddies with the same problems may be a day better cared? Are not we serving on speaking and being defenders? Surely yes and surely that must be our line, our way where walk on. An imperatif for us serve, an imperatif aid other speaking of our problems so aiding ourself and all Others. it is what we call camaradie, is what we call be a team, is what make us Army members.

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