Is Psychological Resilience Important for Later-Life Mental Health?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Military Service Exposures and Psychological Resilience on the Mental Health Trajectories of Older Male Veterans. Background The researchers examine the impact of exposure to the dead, dying, and wounded (DDW) during military service on the later-life depressive symptom trajectories of male United States veterans, using psychological resilience as an… Read More

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Veterans’ Health & Well-Being in the First Year after Service

Research Paper Title US Military Veterans’ Health and Well-Being in the First Year After Service. Background This study examined the health and well-being of US veterans during the first year after military service and tested several hypotheses regarding differences in veterans’ well-being over time, across life domains, and based on sex, military rank, and deployment… Read More

British Army’s Op Smart Team & Mental Wellbeing

Officers and soldiers have been urged to keep a close eye on each other’s mental wellbeing in a move to spot any problems early on – and provide help if needed. The Army has stressed that preventing issues from snowballing is a priority while emphasising that nobody should be afraid to ask for assistance. The… Read More

Linking Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress, Good Sleep, & Psychological Flexibility in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Risk and protective factors for post-traumatic stress among New Zealand military personnel: A cross sectional study. Background Post-traumatic stress (PTS) is prevalent among military personnel. Knowledge of the risk and protective factors associated with PTS in this population may assist with identifying personnel who would benefit from increased or targeted support. Therefore… Read More

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

Assessment of Psychological Pain in Suicidal Veterans

Research Paper Title Assessment of psychological pain in suicidal veterans. Background Psychological pain is a relatively understudied and potentially important construct in the evaluation of suicidal risk. Psychological pain also referred to as ‘mental pain’ or ‘psychache’ can be defined as an adverse emotional reaction to a severe trauma (e.g., the loss of a child)… Read More

Responding to Trauma at Sea

Research Paper Title Responding to Trauma at Sea: A Case Study in Psychological First Aid, Unique Occupational Stressors, and Resiliency Self-Care. Abstract The U.S. Navy deploys Special Psychiatric Rapid Intervention Teams (SPRINT) to sites of military disasters to assist survivors and the command. SPRINT functions primarily as a consultant to help commands effectively respond to… Read More