US Mental Illness Awareness Week (2019)

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) was established in 1990 by the United States (US) Congress in recognition of efforts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to educate and increase awareness about mental illness. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, The UK version of Mental Health Awareness Week usually takes place in May each,… Read More

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Do Suicide Typologies have Clinical & Policy Implications for Military Suicide Prevention?

Research Paper Title Suicide Typologies in the United States Air Force: A Hierarchical Cluster Analysis. Background This study describes characteristics of United States Air Force (USAF) suicide decedents and determines subgroups. Methods Retrospective review of demographic, psychiatric, event-related, and psychosocial variables for USAF suicide decedents in the Suicide Event Surveillance System database was conducted between… Read More

Understanding the Needs of Veterans Seeking Support for Mental Health Difficulties

Research Paper Title Understanding the needs of veterans seeking support for mental health difficulties. Background Since the late 1990s, studies have been conducted in the UK to monitor the health and well-being of military personnel. The bulk of this work has been conducted by researchers at King’s College London, first after the 1991 Gulf War… Read More

New centre for Veterans Battling Mental Health Issues

A new centre for veterans battling addiction and mental health issues has opened its doors in Manchester. Leon House will support up to 23 residents at a time, taking referrals from charities, GPs or other professionals. Thanks to corporate funding it is completely free of charge; funding was solely by large corporates and with assistance… Read More

Is There a Link between Childhood Trauma & the Impact of Deployment on the Development of Mental Disorder in Military Males?

Research Paper Title Childhood trauma and the impact of deployment on the development of mental disorder in military males. Background Childhood adversity is associated with mental disorder following military deployment. However, it is unclear how different childhood trauma profiles relate to developing a post-deployment disorder. The researchers investigated childhood trauma prospectively in determining new post-deployment… Read More