Real Warrior Campaign was there to help end the stigma. Convincing our troops that reaching out is a strength and that early care is best said Robinson are two goals of the program. If you have PTSD, it will affect you, it can not be ignored and to highlight its ability to affect all the Roundtable introduced U.S Navy Cmdr. (Chaplain) Steven Dundas.
|Chaplain Dundas - See photo Credit below|
During the discussions, the chaplain described Military Pathways as an anonymous tool to do a mental health self assessment and where the military family can go for help. Pathways is open to the entire military community including family members and has a blog with tips for the family too! The site describes itself,
The Department of Defense is offering the Military Pathways program as part of its ongoing support of military members and their families. The program is accessible online at www.militarymentalhealth.org. It provides free, anonymous mental health and alcohol self-assessments for family members and service personnel in all branches including the National Guard and Reserve.
Pathways also has printed materials free of charge with ordering instructions on their site! There are also very informative articles in the MilitaryAvenue reading room, such as this one on Resources from DCoE!
We have also posted other blogs concerning:
An audio recording of this very informative Blogger Roundtable is available at DoDLive. If you are a veteran or know someone who is be sure to find out the latest information on PTSD so you can help yourself or someone you know or love!
Have a wonderful summer! MilAve_Col_K
Photo Credit: DCoE Logo, www.dcoe.health.mil/247help
Photo Credit: Real Warriors Campaign profilee, U.S. Navy Cmdr. (Chaplain) Steve Dundas.