Academic journal article Best Practices in Mental Health

Mental Health Practice with Military- and Veteran-Connected Populations (Part 2)

Academic journal article Best Practices in Mental Health

Mental Health Practice with Military- and Veteran-Connected Populations (Part 2)

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This issue of Best Practices in Mental Health is the second of a two-part special issue on mental health practice with military- and veteran-connected populations across four areas: best practices, emerging practices, practice-based evidence, and evidence-based practice.

Military- and veteran-connected populations include current and prior military personnel, their immediate and extended families, and others associated with them (Martin, Albright, & Borah, 2016). Mental health practice encompasses services for and visits with clinicians, providers, and others working in a variety of settings, including primary care, mental health care, and integrated health care settings. These practices and approaches assist in the management of mental distress, symptoms, and disorders and engagement in longer-term treatment options that support military- and veteran-connected clients' recovery processes.

Both parts of the special issue contain transdisciplinary examples of the broad range of mental health practice research with military- and veteran-connected populations. Thomas, Albright, Phillips, Roosevelt, Crawley, and Plummer Taylor examine the rates of diagnosed depression and symptoms in service member and veteran students at a postsecondary institution. …

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