Comment Policy

We welcome your comments at PHCoE.

The purpose of the commenting feature within the PHCoE website is to facilitate ongoing dialogues about topics concerning psychological health in the Military Health System (MHS).  We retain the discretion to determine which comments violate our comment policy. We also reserve the right to remove violations comments that we feel are in violation of our policy.  We expect all contributors to be respectful.

For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain "on-topic." Comments will only be posted if they relate to the topic being discussed.

Please observe the following rules or your comment will not be posted:

  • No profanity
  • No sexual content
  • No overly graphic, disturbing, or offensive material
  • No vulgar or abusive language
  • No hate speech or offensive language targeting any specific demographic
  • No personal attacks
  • No spam
  • No promotions for commercial products or services
  • No unsolicited proposals or other business ideas or inquiries

Members of the media are asked to send questions to the appropriate office of public affairs through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted.

The views expressed on the site by non-federal commentators do not necessarily reflect the official views of PHCoE, DHA, DoD or the MHS, Defense Health Agency, the Department of Defense, or the federal government.

We recognize that the web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, social security number, phone numbers, addresses, or e-mail addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include personally identifiable information in your comment, such as your name, that comment may be edited for content or it may not be posted. If your comment is posted, your name will not be redacted or removed. In no circumstances will comments be posted that contain social security numbers, addresses, e-mail address or phone numbers. You have the option of posting comments anonymously.

Specific information regarding HIPAA Privacy and Security can be found at .

The comments sections on the PHCoE website are places for discussion. They are not a substitute channel for requesting or obtaining PHCoE services or asking general questions.