PHCoE in the News

  • People with PTSD May Have Overactive ‘Fight or Flight’ Response (link is external) August 9, 2017

    Imagine you are in a life-threatening situation. You survey your surroundings and play out various scenarios in your mind. You have seconds to decide how to protect yourself. Do you run away or do you fight your way to safety? How you react to this situation is your intuitive “fight or flight” response.

  • Be Kind to Yourself: Understanding and Implementing Self-Compassion (link is external) July 5, 2017

    The golden rule encourages you to treat others how you want to be treated. However, can you truly do that if you’re not nice to yourself? The first step before lending a helping hand to others is to be kind to you – practice self-compassion. You can do this by taking steps to understand what being compassionate means.

  • Is Depression Affecting Your Military Family? These New Resources Can Help (link is external) July 5, 2017

    New publications for military communities to learn more about depression are now available to download on the Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) website.

    “We created these materials to help patients and family members better understand and manage depression, a very common health concern,” said Cmdr. Angela Williams, chief of evidence-based practice at DHCC.

  • 10 Mental Health Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss (link is external) May 16, 2017

    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

  • How to Walk Away from Tobacco (link is external) May 11, 2017

    Quitting tobacco is hard. In fact, it’s common for people to relapse several times before kicking the habit completely. Whether your preference is lighting a cigarette or using a smokeless variety, tobacco can be difficult to part with.