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

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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

Reviewing the Physiological & Psychological Health & Wellbeing of Naval Personnel

Research Paper Title A review of the physiological and psychological health and wellbeing of naval service personnel and the modalities used for monitoring. Abstract Naval cohorts rely heavily on personnel to ensure the efficient running of naval organisations. As such, the wellbeing of personnel is essential. In an occupational setting, naval service personnel experience a… Read More

Measuring Psychological Resilience in US Military Veterans

Research Paper Title Psychological resilience in U.S. military veterans: A 2-year, nationally representative prospective cohort study. Background Although many cross-sectional studies have examined the correlates of psychological resilience in U.S. military veterans, few longitudinal studies have identified long-term predictors of resilience in this population. Methods The current prospective cohort study utilised data from a nationally… Read More

What is the Effectiveness of Email-based Exercises in Promoting Psychological Wellbeing & Healthy Lifestyles?

Research Paper Title The effectiveness of email-based exercises in promoting psychological wellbeing and healthy lifestyle: a two-year follow-up study. Background Web-based interventions provide a possibility to enhance well-being in large groups of people. Only a few studies have studied the effectiveness of the interventions and there is no information on the sustainability of the effects.… Read More

Rest & Recuperation (R&R) in the UK Armed Forces: Linking Recovery, Well-being & Effectiveness

Research Paper Title Rest and Recuperation in the UK Armed Forces. Background Recent epidemiological evidence suggests that military personnel commonly remain psychologically resilient in the face of adversity they face on deployment. However, the processes that promote resilience have not been well assessed within the UK military. For many years, the UK Armed Forces have operated a policy… Read More

Resilience Training in the Australian Defence Force

An article by Lieutenant Colonel Dr Andrew Cohn MAPS, National Coordinator, Prevention and Resilience Team, Colonel Dr Stephanie Hodson MAPS, Director and Monique Crane, Senior Researcher, Prevention and Resilience Team, Directorate of Mental Health in Defence. Fundamental to being employed within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is the requirement to be able to respond effectively to… Read More