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.