PHCoE in the News

  • Centers of Excellence align under Defense Health Agency (link is external) November 1, 2017

    The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) began realignment under the Defense Health Agency Oct. 1 as part of the ongoing Military Health System transformation. The change is one example of the progress DHA is making to meet the current health care needs of the military community.

  • 5 Tips to Make Healthy Habits Last (link is external) October 31, 2017

    Good habits provide a foundation for positive improvements in your life.  However, forming new habits can be challenging. They take time and practice to form.

    “A habit is something we do that becomes automatic because we did it many times under the same circumstances,” said Tiffany Milligan, a health psychologist at the Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE).

  • Transgender Care: Understanding People to Deliver Better Care (link is external) October 10, 2017

    More than one million adults in the U.S. identify as transgender. Of those, an estimated 2,450 transgender individuals serve an active-duty role in the U.S. military.

  • 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.