Clinician's Corner Blog
A PHCoE blog series written by leaders, clinicians and experts on current topics of interest for psychological health care providers in the Military Health System.
Coping in the Aftermath of Community Violence: Self-care Strategies
Coping in the Aftermath of Community Violence: Self-care StrategiesApril 9, 2018
Following the recent shooting that took the lives of three dedicated mental health employees at the Veterans Home of California-Yountville, military communities throughout the country may be struggling to understand how and why such a tragedy could have transpired at a counseling center for veterans. Watching the event play out on the news and hearing about it repeatedly may have produced anxiety, raised fears, and even challenged individuals’ assumptions about their communities and the safety of their workplaces.
Critical Incident Response in the DoD: SPRINT Team
Critical Incident Response in the DoD: SPRINT TeamJanuary 2, 2018
Military members take risks every day, even outside of the combat zone. Military training exercises and accidents in military environments can result in serious injury or even death. This is in addition to what the general population may be exposed to such as natural disasters, shootings in public places, etc. The military takes very seriously the need to take care of people when terrible things happen. One example of a disaster response model employed by the Department of Defense is the Navy’s SPRINT (Special Psychiatric Rapid Intervention Team) Teams.
Managing the Aftermath of a Hurricane: Resources Make a Difference
Managing the Aftermath of a Hurricane: Resources Make a DifferenceAugust 31, 2017 (Updated: October 4, 2017)
In the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, service members and their families living in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have been impacted and may be displaced from their homes. Access to emergency response resources can make a critical difference for those impacted by the hurricanes and providers should encourage service members, veterans and military families to leverage all available resources.
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