Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month

U.S. Navy Capt. Paul Hammer, from the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, said great strides have been made in combating post-traumatic stress. But during a recent roundtable he hosted to discuss issues in conjunction …
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Germany’s Ramstein Air Base is hosting 100 Marines for a joint operation, but not the kind you’d probably think of. On their way back from Helmland Province, Afghanistan, the Marines of 1st Explosives Ordinance Disposal Company, from Pendleton, Calif., are …
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As more and more cases of PTSD are coming to light, service members are more at risk with attempting to self medicate with prescription medication. To curb abuse, military medical researchers are recommending prescription drug monitoring for service members.  

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By Capt. Bernie Carter, director of Navy Safe Harbor For good reason, physical health is an essential requirement for service in the armed forces. A key tenant of Total Force Fitness, it is absolutely crucial to ensuring military readiness. Naturally, …
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Written by Diana Veseth-Nelson’s husband wife of retired Army Capt. Adrian Veseth-Nelson From www.dcoe.health.mil My husband’s PTSD manifested itself in different ways. I remember Fourth of July at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., when we were all standing outside listening to the …
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