While military service often fosters resilience in individuals and families, some service members may experience mental health or substance use challenges. STARTLING STATISTICS 30 percent of active duty and reserve military personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have a mental health condition requiring treatment – approximately 730,000 men and women, with many experiencing post-traumatic […]
The Excellence in Mental Health Act would bolster our nation’s community mental health and addictions system, providing new support for integrated and simplified treatment that will improve Americans’ health and lower costs for the federal and state governments.
Trauma is shrouded in secrecy and denial and is often ignored. But when we don’t ask about trauma in behavioral healthcare, harm is done or abuse is unintentionally recreated by the use of forced medication, seclusion, or restraints. The good news is that trauma is treatable — there are many evidence-based models and promising practices designed for specific populations, types of trauma, and behavioral health manifestations.