PJ J talks about his experience with the R & R program at the Univ of Utah.
He discusses the issues of high ops tempo, toll on the family, and details about the R & R program Doc Bryan discussed last week.
We really want to drive home the message that this is appropriate for burn out and smoldering issues, not just more definitive mental health issues like PTSD and Depression.
Support the Pararescue Foundation by doing team events once a year, in addition to individual contributions and encouraging those of family and friends.
Doc Bryan discusses this focused 2 week intensive program based out of Park City and Salt Lake City Utah. Comparable or better results compared to standard treatments that take months.
Several PJs and other SOF Operators have used this with success.
It is also unique because the families can come and take part in discussions and therapy if indicated, and also enjoy all that Park City has to offer in all seasons.
Treatment is free and the PJ Foundation generally covers ancillary costs.
If you are interested reach out to Doc Bryan at the Univ Of Utah and Ron at the Pararescue Foundation.
Univ of Utah 801-587-7978
Doc Bryan is a prior AF Psychologist. He currently is the Executive Director of National Center for Veteran's Studies at the Univ of Utah. He partnered with the AF Psychology Service to perform long term research on our Operators during OEF.
The articles are posted on pjmed.com
In this episode he discusses findings that have been published in peer reviewed journals, and implications for PJ Mental Health.
He also runs a two week program which we will highlight in another episode.
Heat illness is a shockingly common problem for the military in the US and abroad. One of our PJ Docs discusses the categorization, diagnosis and management of the range of heat illness from cramps to life threatening heat stroke. And why it is such a profound military issue summer after summer. Strategies to mitigate heat illness in SOF Operators and manage it are discussed.
See the updates on our website: pjmed.com
If you have news clips from your teams you want to have linked on pjmed.com please send them to Doc directly or get my email from your leadership.
The PJ Med Director / SOF Medical Officer Course is set for JAN 2019. See info on pjmed.com