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.

  • Achieving the Promise of Suicidality Interventions: Managing vs. Treating Suicide Risk in Service Members September 10, 2018

    The Department of Defense has stakes in both managing suicidality to reduce risk, and treating suicidality to resolve risk in its service members because both aim to reduce suicide deaths.

  • Military Suicide Prevention: The Power of a Caring Letter September 4, 2018

    Author Kevin Hines frequently speaks publicly about his suicide attempt at the Golden Gate Bridge in an effort to try and help others who are struggling with thoughts and feelings of suicide. One of the things he shares about that day is that he had decided in advance that if just one person asked him what he was doing, or cared enough to check in with him, he would stop and ask for help. 

    Sometimes, simply caring can save a life.

  • Supporting Readiness and Recovery through Dissemination and Implementation in the Military Health System August 27, 2018 Prioritizing Evidence-based Treatment
  • September is Coming Soon: Find Resources for Your Military Suicide Prevention Month Activities August 20, 2018

    Each year September marks Suicide Prevention Month, a time to highlight important messages about suicide risk and available treatments and resources. The Department of Defense and Defense Health Agency theme for 2018 Suicide Prevention Month is “Make it Your Mission to Be There.” The goal is to encourage people to learn more about suicide warning signs and supportive responses so they can be there for a family member, friend or peer who may be at risk.

  • Facebook Use During Deployment: Bane or Boon? August 13, 2018

    Facebook allows instant and effortless social interaction from any geographic location with Internet connectivity and is a daily ritual in the lives of hundreds of millions of people. For deployed service members, Facebook provides an opportunity to maintain a connection to family and friends in a way that was impossible prior to the advent of social networking sites. But, is there a downside to such connection during deployment?

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The views expressed in Clinician's Corner blogs are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Psychological Health Center of Excellence or Department of Defense.