Unit Cohesion and Maintaining a sense of purpose and meaning are protective against mental health problems from combat and recovery ops. Based on research from the USAF Psych Service.
references of original research on which this talk is based:
Military Mental Health. The Role of Daily Hassles While Deployed. Elizabeth A. Heron, PhD, MPH,* Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP,Þ Craig A. Dougherty, BA,þ and William G. Chapman, BASþ. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease & Volume 201, Number 12, December 2013
Military Psychology © 2014 American Psychological Association 2014, Vol. 25, No. 6, 568–576.. Posttraumatic Stress, Depression, and Insomnia Among U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen. Chad E. Morrow Hurlburt Field, Mary Esther, Florida. James A. StephensonMaxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. Jeremy Haskell.Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nevada. Craig J. Bryan. National Center for Veterans Studies, Salt Lake City, Utah and University of Utah. AnnaBelle O. Bryan. National Center for Veterans Studies, Salt Lake City, Utah and University of Utah. Mark Staal. Pope Army Air Field, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Warzone Stressor Exposure, Unit Support,
and Emotional Distress Among U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen. Erica L. Armstrong; Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP; James A. Stephenson, PsyD, ABPP; AnnaBelle O. Bryan, BSPH; Chad E. Morrow, PsyD, ABPP. Journal of Special Operations Medicine Volume 14, Edition 2/Summer 2014
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