Mission Himalaya: Exploring the Impact of a Supported High-Altitude Mountaineering Expedition on the Well-Being and Personal Development of UK Military Veterans

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Mission Himalaya: Exploring the Impact of a Supported High-Altitude Mountaineering Expedition on the Well-Being and Personal Development of UK Military Veterans

In this study, we used a distinctive longitudinal and immersive research approach to explore the psychological impact of a high-altitude expedition to the Nepalese Himalaya on 10 (9 males) UK …

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Mental Health Service Use, Suicide Behavior, and Emergency Department Visits Among Rural US Veterans Who Received Video-Enabled Tablets During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic the US Veterans Affairs set up an initiative to distribute video-enabled tablets to asses benefits associated with mental health care access, suicide behavior, or emergency department …

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Web-Based Problem-solving Training With and Without Peer Support in Veterans With Unmet Mental Health Needs: Pilot Study of Feasibility, User Acceptability, and Participant Engagement

eHealth tools have the potential to meet the mental health needs of individuals who experience barriers to accessing in-person treatment. However, most users have less than optimal engagement with eHealth …

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The mental health of [US] Vietnam theater veterans—the lasting effects of the war: 2016–2017 Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational Study

This study aimed to compare the mental health of aging Vietnam theater veterans against non-theater veterans and non veterans of the same era. Surveys were mailed to random samples of …

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Post-deployment screening for mental disorders and tailored advice about help-seeking in the UK military: a cluster randomised controlled trial

This randomized controlled trial aimed to assess whether post-deployment screening for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, or alcohol misuse was effective among Royal Marines and Army personnel in the …

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E-Cigarette Use and Perceptions Among Veterans Receiving Outpatient Treatment in Veterans Affairs Substance Use and Mental Health Clinics

This study investigated risk perceptions and attitudes toward e-cigarettes in military veterans with mental health conditions. 98 US veterans completed a survey on smoking and health. The study found that most …

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Mindfulness as a mediator between trauma exposure and mental health outcomes: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study

This study evaluated whether mindful attention to the present moment mediated the association between number of lifetime traumas and mental health in a sample of  1,268 trauma-exposed U.S. veterans. The …

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Childhood adversity and mental health in veterans seeking treatment for mental health difficulties: Comparisons with the general military population

This study aimed to collect the rates of childhood adversity in veterans seeking treatment for mental health difficulties. To do this a sample of 403 help seeking veterans were surveyed. …

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The Development of the Military Service Identification Tool: Identifying Military Veterans in a Clinical Research Database Using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning

This study aimed to develop a tool to identify veterans from free-text clinical documents recorded in a psychiatric electronic health care record (EHR) database. There is not currently a national …

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Trauma in Mind: Addressing High Intensity needs of veterans and family members affected by mental health-related trauma

Alongside Transition, Intervention and Liaison Services (TILS) and Complex Treatment Services (CTS) NHS England and NHS Improvement are developing High Intensity Services (HIS), and we need to ensure that these vital services come together …

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Call to Mind: United Kingdom

This report details the common themes and findings from the Reviews of Veterans’ and their Families’ Mental and Related Health Needs in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

A Longitudinal Evaluation Of Surf Action’s Impact In Using Surf Therapy To Support The Physical And Psychological Wellbeing Of 374 Young People From The Armed Forces Community: 2014-2019

This longitudinal report looks at the qualitative and quantitative outcomes for 374 young people from the armed forces community who participated in Surf Action’s Resilient Children and Families programmes over …

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Functional Neuroimaging Distinguishes Posttraumatic Stress Disorder from Traumatic Brain Injury in Focused and Large Community Datasets

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military and civilian workers often present with overlapping symptoms, providing a challenge for clinical teams to diagnose and provide appropriate …

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Training Clinicians to Provide Culturally Competent Treatment to Military-Connected Children: A Collaborative Model Between the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program

This article reviews the need to provide mental healthcare to military-connected children in the community and describes a novel collaborative model that provides training in military culture, deployment, and reintegration challenges …

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Sexual Assault in the Military

This article delves into the root causes and myths surrounding sexual assault, the military cultural factors that may unintentionally contribute to sexual assault and the uncomfortable issues surrounding sexual assault.

“Give us respect, support and understanding”: Women veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan recommend strategies for improving their mental health care

Although women veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced war-related mental health challenges, they underutilize Veterans Affairs (VA) health care relative to men.  The current qualitative study sought to increase …

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Conference Poster – Military veteran engagement with mental health and wellbeing services: a qualitative study of the role of the peer support worker

This poster was exhibited at the 2018 ‘Veterans’ Mental Health: From enlistment to retirement’ conference, which was organised and hosted by the King’s Centre for Military Health Research and funded by Forces …

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New Forces in Mind Trust Award: University of Liverpool and King’s College London to research help seeking for alcohol and mental health comorbidity in the Armed Forces

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded funds of £154,198.23 to the University of Liverpool and King’s College London, to conduct a 15-month study into understanding which ex-Service personnel are …

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Associations of Military Sexual Trauma, Combat Exposure, and Number of Deployments With Physical and Mental Health Indicators in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

Psychological trauma exposure (TE) is highly prevalent in veterans, and places an individual at higher risk for developing numerous physical and mental health problems with reduced functioning and lower quality …

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Military veterans with mental health problems: a protocol for a systematic review to identify whether they have an additional risk of contactwith criminal justice systems compared with other veterans groups

The aim of this review is to examine whether military veterans with mental health problems, including substance use, have an additional risk of contact with criminal justice systems when compared with veterans …

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Call to Mind: Wales

This report provides the findings from a review of the mental and related health needs of veterans and family members in Wales.

Call to Mind: United Kingdom

This report explores common issues in meeting the mental and related health needs of veterans and their families.

Can mental health and readjustment be improved in UK military personnel by a brief period of structured postdeployment rest (third location decompression)?

Third location decompression (TLD) aims to allow personnel to begin to psychologically ‘unwind’ after deploying. This study compares mental health outcomes and readjustment in personnel who did or did not …

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Mental health and functional impairment outcomes following a 6-week intensive treatment programmefor UK military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): a naturalistic study to explore dropout and health outcomes at follow-up

This article details outcomes regarding mental health and functional impairment in UK military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), following a 6-week intensive treatment programme. It specifically explores dropout and …

Mental health and functional impairment outcomes following a 6-week intensive treatment programmefor UK military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): a naturalistic study to explore dropout and health outcomes at follow-up Read More »

The Mental Health of UK ex-Servicemen with a Combat-related or a Non-Combat-related Visual Impairment: Does the Cause of Visual Impairment Matter?

This paper current study examined the mental health of younger ex-servicemen with a visual impairment and determined if the mental health of those with a combat-related visual impairment differed from …

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Do Alcohol Misuse, Service Utilisation, and Demographic Characteristics Differ between UK Veterans and Members of the General Public Attending an NHS General Hospital?

The aim of this paper is to provide insights into alcohol misuse within UK veterans to establish whether their usage differs from the general public. This research explores differences in …

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Exploring Indices of Multiple Deprivation within a Sample of Veterans Seeking Help for Mental Health Difficulties Residing in England

The interaction between experiencing multiple deprivation and mental illness has been established for non-veteran populations. Less is known for UK veterans. This research explores the factors related to deprivation and …

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Early Service Leavers: a study of the factors associated with premature separation from the UK Armed Forces and the mental health of those that leave early

This study aims to identify characteristics and mental health conditions associated with being an early Service leaver (ESL). This research investigates notions that being an ESL is associated with younger age, …

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