CrossFit Training For Veterans Seeking Better Mental Health

The NHS sets aside just 0.007% of its annual budget for mental health services for veterans, according to the BBC. Yet, the Centre for Mental Health reports that one in five veterans experience mental illness. It, therefore, makes sense for veterans to take control of their own mental health by embarking on a boot camp-style CrossFit training… Read More

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Mental Health in Spouses of US Gulf War Veterans

Research Paper Title Mental health in spouses of U.S. Gulf War veterans. Background Veterans’ spouses are at risk for mental distress and substance use. Methods The researchers examined long term psychological functioning in spouses from a national cohort of 1991 Gulf War era veterans. Results From clinical interviews, spouses of deployed veterans (n = 488)… Read More

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

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