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Help Military Clients Transitioning to Civilian Life

When service members leave the military, the transition to civilian life can be very stressful. They have to make decisions about where to live, how to care for their families, whether to seek employment or go to school, and where to receive health care. They also have to navigate a very complex bureaucracy; the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) process alone potentially involves over 280 steps.

Mobile Health Resources Available Online for Military Providers

Picture of Tripler Army Medical Center

Tripler Army Medical Center, located on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Oahu, sprawls atop a lush hill like a pretty pink palace. In December 2016, psychologists from the Defense Department’s National Center of Telehealth & Technology (T2) led 84 military clinicians at Tripler through a one-day workshop on how to integrate mobile health technologies (like mobile apps) into their practices.

Feedback from the attendees included:

It's Complicated: Our Relationship with Social Media

For many people, the post-holiday season can be a challenging time of year. For those struggling with depression, loss or loneliness, postings on social media of the perfect gift received or party attended can make these challenges seem even worse. Though social media can help us feel connected or lift our spirits, viewing images of joyful togetherness may increase our feelings of isolation or remind us of what we don’t have.

Using Telehealth to Treat Depression--Does One Size Fit All?

Telehealth—meeting with a health care provider over the internet—is being increasingly used. Does this approach work for psychological health care? Does using telehealth for depression treatment work as well as going to a clinician’s office? The intuitive answer to this question is, “no.”

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