Clinician's Corner Blog
A PHCoE blog series written by leaders, clinicians and experts on current topics of interest for psychological health care providers in the Military Health System.
Offering Support and Compassion for a COVID-19 Positive Colleague
Offering Support and Compassion for a COVID-19 Positive ColleagueAugust 17, 2020
My colleague has COVID-19, how do I support him or her when I can’t be in close contact?
Coping with Separation from Family and Friends during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Coping with Separation from Family and Friends during the COVID-19 PandemicAugust 11, 2020
Numerous stressors are associated with the COVID-19 pandemic including health, employment, financial, and caregiving issues. A significant issue for many people is the physical separation they are experiencing from loved ones. This separation has forced many to reconfigure how to manage day-to-day tasks (i.e. educating children and working from home). This social isolation adds another layer of stress during this time, and the emotional impact may be even more burdensome for many.
Using a Navy Program to Navigate the Continued Stress and Uncertainty of COVID-19
Using a Navy Program to Navigate the Continued Stress and Uncertainty of COVID-19June 8, 2020
Continued Stress of COVID-19
Although we have settled into a new way of life, COVID-19 continues to bring lots of things to worry about, including health concerns and major unwanted life changes. On top of worrying about isolated loved ones and contracting the virus, summer programs for kids have been canceled, getting groceries is challenging, we’re still stuck at home, and many remain concerned about layoffs and financial loss.
Connecting to Psychological Health Care Resources During COVID-19
Connecting to Psychological Health Care Resources During COVID-19June 1, 2020
A friendly reminder for the military community: the Psychological Health Resource Center (PHRC) is available to provide information on psychological health, connections to psychological health care, and access to community resources during COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic, and its impact on our daily lives and routines, may trigger interpersonal conflicts between family members and friends, increase feelings of anxiety or depression, or cause lost connections with psychological health care providers.
Five Ways Behavioral Health Care Providers Can Promote Psychological Wellbeing During Covid-19
Five Ways Behavioral Health Care Providers Can Promote Psychological Wellbeing During Covid-19April 29, 2020
How Providers Can Support Military Patients and Families
During infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19, behavioral health care providers are likely to encounter patients who are experiencing distress about the outbreak and its impact on them and their families. In addition to the regular stressors of military life, service members and their families may be managing the impacts of delayed or cancelled moves, deploying to support the services’ response to the outbreak, and providing education and childcare to their families.
The views expressed in Clinician's Corner blogs are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Psychological Health Center of Excellence or Department of Defense.