Bulletproofing The Psyche Preventing Mental Health Problems In Our Military And Veterans

Autor: Kate Hendricks Thomas Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440849773
File Size: 62,10 MB
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This book presents the latest in neuroscience and resiliency research alongside the personal stories of military veterans to advocate for an empirically validated training protocol. • Proposes an empirically validated model for mental fitness training designed to curb an ever-escalating suicide rate among the Armed Forces • Presents a new approach that incorporates the participatory, hard-working ethos of military culture • Illustrates military mental health issues by adding veteran narratives to timely research and analysis • Details secondary issues affecting military mental health, such as the warrior subculture characterized by a high degree of community insularity and antipathy toward displays of emotion or need

Community Mental Health

Autor: Samuel J. Rosenberg
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317426835
File Size: 74,14 MB
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The newest edition of Community Mental Health continues to be at the leading edge of the field, providing the most up-to-date research and treatment models that encompass practice in community settings. Experts from a wide range of fields explore the major trends, best practices, and policy issues shaping community mental health services today. New sections address the role of spirituality, veterans and the military, family treatment, and emerging new movements. An expanded view of recovery ensures that a thorough conversation about intersectionality and identity runs throughout the book.

Just Roll With It 7 Battle Tested Truths For Building A Resilient Life

Autor: Sarah Plummer Taylor
Publisher: Innovo Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781613143124
File Size: 62,78 MB
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Looking for a shift? The SEMPER Philosophy lovingly detailed in Just Roll With It will help! This book is for veterans and civilians alike. Just Roll With It invites readers to strip away excuses and instead gaze boldly into their own souls, intuition, pain, and capacity for growth. From this place of radical honesty, readers are inspired to take courageous and compassionate action. Author Sarah Plummer Taylor's personal story, shared in the form of gripping yet often playful narratives, is woven together with universal truths and insights that empower as much as they inspire. Her prose is witty, warm, and honest. She speaks from her own experience as a US Marine deployed to combat zones, as a military Olympian, as a survivor of the fires of America's broken military judicial system, and as a thriving and joyful wellness and resilience coach. With practical tips and suggestions, she shows what it takes to live an authentic, happy life and overcome crushing adversity. She unpacks these insights with thought-provoking honesty and warmth and guides readers from, "I don't know how to change," to "I can take action in my life." Wouldn't it be amazing to turn your obstacles into opportunities and your tragedies into triumphs, instead of getting stuck in your circumstances? * * * About the Author: Sarah Plummer Taylor, MSW, is a social worker, holistic health coach, and yoga teacher who works in the field of resilience training. Her current focus is on reintegration for military veterans, and she is involved with numerous collaborative research projects in these areas. Sarah is a former Marine Corps Intelligence Officer who spent more than six years on active duty. Sarah currently serves veterans, executives, and entrepreneurs with group and one-on-one holistic health coaching, workshops, and retreats. She is also an in-demand public speaker as well as the co-owner of JRWI Wellness, which provides unique, somatic-based stress management workshops both domestically and internationally. Visit www.SemperSarah.com

On Combat

Autor: Dave Grossman
Publisher: Human Factor Research Group Incorporated
File Size: 40,11 MB
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Looks at the effect of deadly battle on the body and mind and offers new research findings to help prevent lasting adverse effects.

Bulletproof Spirit

Autor: Captain Dan Willis
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608682617
File Size: 38,84 MB
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If you are a police officer, firefighter, EMT, ER nurse, or soldier, or you love one . . . This book can save your life Suicide, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and many more emotional and stress-related problems plague the first-responder community. Hundreds of thousands of these brave public servants have unwittingly become victims of the professions they once loved. However, the suffering that results from a professional life of sacrifice and service can be prevented and mitigated. As a law-enforcement veteran, police captain Dan Willis has witnessed the damage of emotional trauma and has made it his personal mission to safeguard and enhance the wellness and wholeness of police officers, firefighters, EMTs, emergency-room personnel, and soldiers. Bulletproof Spirit offers field-tested expertise designed to be used by all first responders — and their families — to heal themselves and continue serving with compassion and strength.

Happiness Is A Choice

Autor: Frank Minirth
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441241159
File Size: 47,30 MB
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Whether depression is felt mildly or acutely, temporarily or persistently, it strikes just about everyone at some point. Drs. Minirth and Meier believe, however, that the emotional pain of depression can be overcome and avoided. Drawing from their professional training, counseling experience, and biblical knowledge, they explore the complex relationship between spiritual life and psychological health and then spell out basic steps for recovering from depression and maintaining a happy, fulfilling life.

Promoting Psychological Resilience In The U S Military

Autor: Lisa S Meredith
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833058169
File Size: 67,95 MB
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As U.S. service members deploy for extended periods on a repeated basis, their ability to cope with the stress of deployment may be challenged. Many programs are available to encourage and support psychological resilience among service members and families. However, little is known about these programs' effectiveness. This report reviews resilience literature and programs to identify evidence-informed factors for promoting resilience.

On Killing

Autor: Dave Grossman
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497629209
File Size: 22,24 MB
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A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.


Autor: Allen R. Kates
ISBN: 9780966850123
File Size: 54,51 MB
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Nightmares, flashbacks, anger, concentration problems, emotional detachment, avoidance of people and places... These are some of the signs of PTSD. As many as one in three cops may suffer from PTSD, a condition that could lead to depression, suicidal thorughts, addictions, eating disorders, as well as job and family conflict. CopShock prepares police officers for the aftermath of horrific trauma, helps families understand PTSD's effect on their loved ones, tells true stories of officers-men and women-with PTSD, and offers over 200 support sources. In the second edition of this much praised book on police trauma survival, almost 50 percent of CopShock has been expanded, revised or updated with new material, including self-tests for PTSD, Panic Disorder, and Depression. Law enforcement officers throughout the United States, Canada and 8 other countries have used this book in their peer support programs, police academies, and post-trauma units. Therapists recommend it to their patients, and many law enforcement college programs include it in their curricula. Since the publication of CopShock's first edition in 1999, the book has been reviewed and praised around the world. The A&E Television Network produced a documentary based on CopShock that is shown today in police academies, colleges, and peer support groups. In this new second edition, and in the aftermath of 9/11, the war on terror, and the consequences from natural disasters like hurricane Katrina, CopShock will help many more police officers, firefighters, first responders, and war veterans cope with the damaging effects of PTSD.