PHCoE in the News

  • How to Stay the Course for Good Mental Health (link is external) Soldier pulling their hair in frustration May 2, 2017

    Seeking help and committing to treatment for a mental health challenge is one of the best investments you can make. Yet treatment is rarely quick or simple. It demands your time, energy and attention, which can be draining or discouraging.  If you feel treatment isn’t helping, you may consider giving up on medication or therapy, or even decide that you don’t need them at all. But before you throw in the towel, consider these facts about mental health treatment.

  • Getting Back on Track: Changing Your Behavior to Achieve Goals (link is external) April 13, 2017

    Many of us approach resolutions for the new year with great determination, but then find that the road to success is bumpier than expected. Spring is a good time to take stock of how you’re doing. If you feel you aren’t meeting your goals, it’s not too late to regroup and set yourself up for success.

  • Can You Get a Good Night’s Sleep in the Military? (link is external) Soldiers from the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment try to sleep during a 19-hour flight from Alaska to Australia, July 8, 2015. February 21, 2017

    Getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult for service members. The demands of military life are often at odds with proper rest, but even on active duty, you have options to improve your sleep.  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. Poor sleep can also cause problems such as fatigue or daytime impairment during daily tasks.

  • Why I Give: Stories on Volunteering, Giving Back (link is external) Army Maj. Demietrice Pittman's two daughters pay attention during a recent Girl Scout event. (Photo courtesy of Pittman) February 15, 2017

    When people hear “Superwoman,” the words justice and strength may come to mind. This cherished comic book character positively affects the lives of those she encounters, but who’s to say she isn’t real? This is the second article in a four-part series that shares how four superwomen change lives and take on unique, yet rewarding, challenges as they offer their time as community volunteers.

  • You Can Practice Mindfulness Meditation - Every Day (link is external) Staff Sgt. Kacie Adsit relaxes while completing a crossword puzzle during a flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock) February 7, 2017

    Meditation is a valuable tool for mental health, but working it into a busy schedule can seem challenging.

    Dr. Mark Bates, associate director of psychological health promotion at the Deployment Health Clinical Center, recommends several short meditation practices that can fit into your daily routine. These meditation practices can be a good starting point for bringing mindfulness into your everyday life