Mental Health Conditions Common to Veterans and their Families
Some experts believe that, for Veterans, mental health is the next battlefront. Deployments, especially repeated deployments, have negatively affected the mental health and quality of life Veterans and active-duty service members. Commonly referred to as “invisible wounds of war,” depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidal ideation, and traumatic brain injury (TBI), can have devastating consequences for Veterans and their families (Cigna, n. d.). This course addresses the mental health screening process and how to recognize, and effectively intervene, when mental health is compromised.

Course Publication Date: June 03, 2024

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Course No:WV-MENTALHEA-24
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Psychiatric & Mental Health
  
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss methods to inquire and screen Veterans and family members for mental health disorders.

  • Explain how to recognize and intervene when Veterans and/or family members show signs of PTSD, depression, suicidal ideation, grief, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use disorder, and/or traumatic brain injury.

  • Discuss sexual assault in the military, its incidence, its impact on mental health, and interventions to deal with its consequences and to assign prevention strategies.



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