In Homefront 911 Stacy Bannerman, a nationally-recognized advocate for military families, provides an insider’s view of how more than a decade of war has contributed to the emerging crisis we are experiencing in today’s military and veteran families as they battle with overwhelmed VA offices, a public they feel doesn’t understand their sacrifices, and a nation that still isn’t fully prepared to help those who have given so much.
Bannerman, whose husband served in Iraq, describes how extended deployments cause cumulative, long-lasting strain on families who may not see their parent, child, or spouse for months on end. She goes on to share the tools she and others have found to begin to heal their families, and advocates policies for advancing programs, services, and civilian support, all to help repair the broken agreement that the nation will care for its returning soldiers and their families.
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Mental health professionals, see also the related treatment manual, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
Author Diane Cameron uncovers the true story of her stepfather, Donald Watkins. Was he a traumatized veteran? A victim of abuse in the mental-health system? Was he a criminal? Mentally ill? Or just eccentric?
As she unravels this mystery, Cameron finds healing and understanding with her own struggles and history of family abuse. She discovers an unlikely collection of role models in the community of the China Marines, as they were known. Together, they help put the pieces of shared war experience in perspective and resolve the more complex issue of understanding trauma itself.
With insights drawn from diverse experts such as Thomas Szasz and Bessel van der Kolk, Cameron unlocks the connection between the experience of veterans of past wars and those who deal with the war trauma today.
Diane Cameron is an award-winning columnist. An excerpt from Never Leave Your Dead was first published in the Bellevue Literary Review and was nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize.
During Vietnam War (1965-1973), the US Army suffered a severe breakdown in soldier morale and discipline in Vietnam -- matters that are not only at the heart of military leadership, but also ones that overlap with the mission of Army psychiatry. The psychosocial strain on deployed soldiers and their leaders in Vietnam, especially during the second half of the war, produced a wide array of individual and group symptoms that thoroughly tested Army psychiatrists and mental health colleagues there.
This book seeks to consolidate a history of the military psychiatric experience in Vietnam through assembling and synthesizing extant information from a wide variety of sources documenting the success and failure of Army's psychiatry in responding to the psychiatric and behavioral problems that changed and expanded as the war became protracted and bitterly controversial.
Mental health professionals, especially psychiatrists in both military and civilian professions, as well as military historians researching the Vietnam era may be interested in this volume.
A Shared Burden: The Military and Civilian Consequences of Army Pain Management Since 2001 can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-000-01151-6
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Toolkit can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-020-01632-2
Textbooks of Military Medicine, Pt. 1, Warfare, Weaponry, and the Casualty: Military Psychiatry, Preparing in Peace for War can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-023-00112-0
Dealing with ethical and forensic issues, this book is authored by active duty psychiatrists and psychologists from the Army, Navy, Air Force, as well as civilians from within and outside of the Department of Defense. Ethical issues will refer to areas in which basic principles are in play: autonomy, justice, beneficence, and nonmaleficence. Forensic issues will refer to the intersection of military mental health issues and the law. Chapter topics include training about forensic issues, a legal overview of confidentiality and reporting of military behavioral health records, sanitary board evaluations, updates on disability proceedings, forensic psychological testing, death investigations and psychological autopsies, epidemiological consultation team findings, mitigation of risk and means restriction, psychiatric assistance in capital cases, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, rape and sexual trauma, suicide, and violence. Emerging subjects covered include behavioral science consultation teams and mefoquine and neurotoxicity.