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New Podcast Series for Military Beneficiaries and Health Care Teams

This is the first of a blog series on new military health podcasts produced by the Defense Health Agency. This initial post highlights why podcasts are a useful resource both for military beneficiaries and their health care teams.

Moving Mental Health "Left of Bang"

Whenever there’s an incident involving deadly force in the military, a review is conducted afterward. Looking at the timeline of events leading up to the incident, reviewers try to figure out how they could have intervened earlier to prevent the event — in military slang, they want to know how they could have gotten “left of bang.”

How Mobile Apps Can Help With Your Therapy

If you're receiving counseling, at some point your health care provider may ask you to consider using a mobile app to help with your therapy. Amanda Edwards-Stewart, the program lead for innovations at the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2), is also a board-certified clinical psychologist who uses apps with military patients. She sat down with us to share why she thinks mobile apps can be helpful, and how they can help people manage challenges like anxiety, anger and depression.

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.

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