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  1. Screening for Substance Misuse

    In the military, the Department of Defense (DoD) Drug Demand Reduction Program aims to prevent substance misuse through education, outreach, and awareness programs, and detect and deter DoD civilian and military personnel from using illicit drugs and misu ...

    April 27, 2018

  2. Annual Reports

    2 DHCC Annual Report 2016 Highlights Inside: Big Data Clinical Practice Guidelines and Tools Combat and Operational Stress Control Defense Department Health Care Provider Response Resource for Management of Patients Disclosing Sexual Assault/Sexual Harass ...

    April 27, 2018

  3. Delivering Trauma-informed Care in the Military Health System

    PHCoE graphic By Laura Faulconer, MSW, MPA April 30, 2018 Unless you’ve been deployed or too busy with patients to read the latest literature, you’ve likely noticed increased use of the terms “trauma-informed” and “trauma-sensitive” in psychological healt ...

    April 30, 2018

  4. The Wild West of PTSD Treatment: Looking Beyond Evidence-based Therapy

    PHCoE graphic By Erin Beech, M.A. February 12, 2018 Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an urgent and important priority for the U.S. military. We have evidence-based treatments that work for many people with PTSD, which include prolonged ...

    February 12, 2018

  5. Screening for Alcohol Misuse

    Defining Drinking The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines several different drinking levels ranging from moderate alcohol consumption, binge drinking and heavy drinking. Per the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, moderate dri ...

    April 30, 2018

  6. Awareness Month Campaigns

    Mental Health Awareness Month- May 2018 Suicide Prevention Awareness Month- September 2017 Mental Health Awareness Month – May 2017 ...

    May 1, 2018

  7. Military Medical Organizations

    4 Military Services Army U.S. Army Medical Command Army medicine provides a high quality, safe and consistent patient experience, influences healthier lifestyles and behaviors, focuses on health readiness, injury and illness prevention, saves lives, and e ...

    May 3, 2018

  8. Clinical Practice Guidance for Deployment-Limiting Mental Disorders and Psychotropic Medications

    Agency:  Health Affairs Type:  ASD(HA) Memorandum Link to Policy:  http://www.health.mil/Policies/2013/10/07/Deployment-Limiting-Mental-Disorders-a... Date Issued:  07 Oct 2013 Description:  Provides clinical practice guidance on limitations of deployment ...

    May 10, 2018

  9. Deployment Health

    Deployment Health Services Need a Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA)? Reserve components: call the toll-free PDHRA call center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888-734-7299. Active duty service members: contact your command for service-specific g ...

    May 10, 2018

  10. Women's Mental Health Mini-Residency

    Building Clinical Expertise to Meet Women's Unique Treatment Needs Women’s mental health treatment topics to be addressed include: &nbsp Complex trauma Psychopharmacology Safety planning Suicide prevention Compassion fatigue Sexual functioning Ge ...

    May 14, 2018

  11. inTransition

    Enroll Now! Call 800-424-7877 Outside the United States (DSN): 800-424-4685 Outside the United States (collect): 314-387-4700 (All calls are confidential and free) About us inTransition is a free, confidential program that offers specialized coaching and ...

    May 14, 2018

  12. Top 10 Things to Know About inTransition

    PHCoE graphic By Autumn Onna, M.A. May 14, 2018 You’ve likely heard of inTransition, the program that will help service members and veterans find mental health providers, but you may have questions about who’s eligible, when someone can join, and what ser ...

    May 14, 2018

  13. Patterns of Care following Emergency Department Visits for Suicide Attempt by Active Duty Service Members and their Dependents

    Thumbnail:  Attachments:  Poster_APA_Greenberg.pdf Presenter:  Jennifer Green MPH Conference Name:  Annual American Psychiatric Association Meeting Conference Dates:  05 May 2018 to 11 May 2018 Date:  05 May 2018 1404 to 09 May 2018 1404 ...

    May 14, 2018

  14. News, Blog & Media

    PHCoE In the News Clinician's Corner Blog Media Inquiries ...

    May 18, 2018

  15. Opioid Therapy in the Military: New Treatment Guidance and Clinical Support Tools

    PHCoE graphic By Laura Faulconer, M.S.W. July 24, 2017 We’ve all heard about the current opioid epidemic and the increase in the number of deaths due to opioid overdose. Let’s quickly review: The number of overdose deaths in the U.S. involving opioids has ...

    February 13, 2018

  16. Mental Health Awareness Month – May 2018

    National Mental Health Awareness Month Since 1949, May has been observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to bring about greater awareness of psychological health concerns and conditions, to offer support for those who are living ...

    May 29, 2018

  17. Global Behavioral Health Engagement: Building Partnerships and Enhancing Readiness

    Cmdr. Michelle Tsai (third from left), Psychological Health Center of Excellence subject matter expert, with other participants at the 2018 Behavioral Health Subject Matter Expert Exchange engagement in Nepal. (Courtesy photo) By U.S. Public Health Servic ...

    May 21, 2018

  18. Psychological Health Mobile Applications

    VA and other government agencies offer a variety of psychological health mobile aps which can be used anywhere and anytime. Some can be used confidentially which helps to overcome stigma and to complement clinical care, or can serve as a virtual case mana ...

    May 30, 2018

  19. Post-traumatic Growth Among Service Members: Are Negative Outcomes the Only Outcomes?

    Photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Shoemaker By Lauren Restivo, M.S. November 13, 2017 Research on traumatic stress in the military tends to focus on negative stress reactions that service members can experience. But many service members affected by trauma also ...

    May 30, 2018

  20. What Doesn't Kill You Changes You: Clinical Considerations for Exploring Posttraumatic Growth

    U.S. Air Force courtesy photo By Alexandra Kelly, Ph.D. November 15, 2017 In my experience, service members and veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) don’t resonate with the popular notion that “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” In f ...

    May 31, 2018

  21. Mental Health Takeaways from the New VA/DoD Pregnancy Clinical Practice Guideline

    U.S. Air Force courtesy photo By Alia H. Creason, Ph.D. May 29, 2018 Pregnancy can impact all aspects of a mother’s well-being. While it’s an exciting time for many women, it’s also an emotional time. It can bring on mood changes from physical stresses, f ...

    May 29, 2018

  22. Treating Unresolved Trauma in the Deployed Environment

    Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook By U.S. Army Maj. Aimee Ruscio, Ph.D. June 4, 2018 For many, the phrase “deployment trauma” brings to mind images of combat: improvised explosive devices, taking small arms fire, or traumatic amputations and bra ...

    June 4, 2018

  23. Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

    6 Give us your feedback! Complete a brief questionnaire to help improve our clinical support tools. VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain Management of Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain (2017) Management of ...

    June 6, 2018

  24. Suicide Risk

    3 Give us your feedback! Complete a brief questionnaire to help improve our clinical support tools. VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide FDA Warning/Regulatory Alert This guideline references a d ...

    June 6, 2018

  25. Major Depressive Disorder

    1 Give us your feedback! Complete a brief questionnaire to help improve our clinical support tools. VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Management of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Full Text (2016) Man ...

    June 6, 2018

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