Linking Sleep, Adverse Childhood Experiences, & Mental Health in Soldiers

Research Paper Title Sleep Disturbance Mediates the Association of Adverse Childhood Experiences With Mental Health Symptoms and Functional Impairment in US Soldiers. Background Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have long-term impacts on a person’s mental health, which extend into adulthood. There is a high prevalence of ACEs among service members. Further, service members also report… Read More

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What is the Mental Health Service Utilisation & Perceived Barriers to Receiving Care in Deployed Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Mental Health Service Utilization and Perceived Barriers to Receiving Care in Deployed Soldiers. Background Scant research has examined mental health treatment utilisation and barriers to care in deployed US soldiers. This study aims to assess mental health treatment utilisation in deployed soldiers, including providers used and barriers to care. Methods US Army… Read More

Do Physical & Mental Health Components Contribute to the HRQOL of Rehabilitated Soldiers with Permanent Limb Disabilty?

Research Paper Title Quality of Life and Its Determinants Among Community Re-Integrated Soldiers With Permanent Disabilities Following Traumatic Limb Injuries. Background To assess health-related-quality of life (HRQOL) after the end of war and its associated factors among soldiers with permanent limb disabilities in Sri Lanka. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among 500 rehabilitated and… Read More

Are Pre-service Military-related & Mental Disorder Factors Associated with Leaving the UK Armed Forces?

Research Paper Title Pre-service Military-related and Mental Disorder Factors Associated with Leaving the UK Armed Forces. Background The UK Armed Forces (UKAF) have a substantial manning deficit as more personnel leave than join. This article identified pre-service, military, and mental health factors giving rise to leaving the UKAF and estimated the contributions to leaving of… Read More

Need a Mental Health Buddy?

A former gunner has set up an initiative to help veterans with mental health issues in his hometown of Barrow-in-Furness. Tony McNally has introduced a buddy system whereby ex-Service personnel give up their time to talk to others. Working closely with local authorities and healthcare professionals, the volunteers are on standby to provide extra support… Read More

Linking Sexually Transmitted Diseases & the Predeployment Time Period

Research Paper Title Cross-Sectional Study of Sexual Behaviour, Alcohol Use, and Mental Health Conditions Associated With Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Deploying Shipboard US Military Personnel. Background Limited comprehensive data exist on risk behavior associated with sexually transmitted infections (STI) among ship-assigned US military personnel during the predeployment time period (PDT). This study examined whether sexual… Read More

Benefits of Hunting for Military Personnel

The history of hunting began three million years ago. However, hunting has remained one of the few activities that many people still enjoy to this day. Even though there are dangers associated with it, hunting has many benefits, including when it is enjoyed by military personnel, that are worth pointing out. Can be a Form… Read More