Military Mental Health Care: A Guide For Service Members, Veterans, Families, And Community by Cheryl Lawhorne-scottMilitary Mental Health Care: A Guide For Service Members, Veterans, Families, And Community by Cheryl Lawhorne-scott

Military Mental Health Care: A Guide For Service Members, Veterans, Families, And Community

byCheryl Lawhorne-scott, Don PhilpottForeword bySgt. Major Bryan Battaglia

Paperback | July 22, 2015

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Too often American veterans return from combat and spiral into depression, anger and loneliness they can neither share nor tackle on their own. Military Mental Health Care: A Guide for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Community seeks to aid our troubled, returning forces by dissecting the numerous mental health problems they face upon arriving stateside. Don Philpott and Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott, co-authors with Janelle Hill of the highly successful Wounded Warrior Handbook, detail not only each issue's symptoms, but also discuss what treatments are available, and the best ways for veterans to access those treatments while readjusting to civilian life. In addition, they connect and explain many alarming trends, such as joblessness, poverty and addiction, appearing in our nation's veteran population on a broader scale. PTSD and struggles with anxiety affect far more than veterans themselves, as sobering phenomena like homelessness, suicide, domestic violence and divorce too often become realities for those returning from war. Military Mental Health Care is both a resource for struggling veterans and a useful tool for their loved ones, or anyone looking for ways to support the veterans in their lives.
Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott is a clinical therapist with an eighteen-year track record of counseling services specializing in trauma care, posttraumatic stress, and traumatic brain-injury treatment for wounded, ill, and injured service members and their families. As a senior consultant, under the Office of the Secretary of Defense, she is pa...
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Title:Military Mental Health Care: A Guide For Service Members, Veterans, Families, And CommunityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.91 × 6.07 × 0.68 inPublished:July 22, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442256850

ISBN - 13:9781442256859

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Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction 1. Traumatic Brain Injury 2. Stress 3. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 4. Depression 5. Anger 6. Anxiety 7. Grief 8. Stigma9. Alcohol/Drugs 10. Sleep Disturbance 11. Sexual Trauma and Hazing 12. Suicide 13. Families14. Homelessness and Mental Health 15. Resilience 16. Health and Wellness References and Resource Guide Glossary Index About the Authors

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