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.

  • inTransition Provides Connections to Care and the Resources to Get There August 5, 2019

    As a military clinician, you probably know that inTransition provides confidential, free, one-on-one coaching for your patients who need support accessing mental health care during relocation or when they’re returning from deployment, transitioning from active duty to reserve, or reserve to active duty, or preparing to leave military service. You also probably know that inTransition is available for active-duty service members, National Guard members, reservists, U.S. Public Health Service officers, veterans, and retirees.

  • inTransition: Helping Service Members Connect to Confidential VA Mental Health Counseling for Sexual Trauma July 22, 2019

    Did you know that service members, including members of the National Guard and reserves on active duty, can access confidential sexual assault-related counseling services through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vet Centers without a referral from Tricare or a military treatment facility?

  • 2017 DoD Suicide Event Report: Key Findings about Suicidal Behaviors among Service Members July 17, 2019

    The Department of Defense (DoD) today released its annual report on the occurrence of suicide in the military for calendar year 2017. The 2017 DoD Suicide Event Report (DoDSER) Annual Report contains official suicide death counts and rates for the U.S. military, identified suicide attempts, and adjusted rates of suicide, which allow for comparisons between military components (active duty, reserves, National Guard) and the U.S. adult population.

  • Resources for Military Members Before, During, and Following a Hurricane July 12, 2019

    Tropical storm Barry is expected to become a hurricane and make landfall on Saturday. Service members and their families living in Louisiana and other regions of the Gulf Coast may experience challenges related to the extreme weather. While it is always hard to predict just how impactful these storms will be, quick access to emergency preparedness and response resources can make a critical difference and providers and commands should encourage service members, veterans, and families to leverage all available resources.

  • Reducing Military Mental Health Stigma to Improve Treatment Engagement: Guidance for Clinicians July 8, 2019

    Stigma is associated with negative attitudes about psychological health care and poses a significant barrier to seeking help, engaging in care, and completing psychological health treatment.

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