We are also trying to create more awareness on resources avaible to our Airmen, Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Reserves, Guard, Veterans and their Families related to PTSD, anxiety, depression and traumatic brain injuryby starting a viral “campaign.”
Post “Neck up, Check up” in your status sometime during the month of May to get the conversation started! Once there’s a buzz, direct your Facebook friends to http://www.facebook.com/DCoEpage to learn more.
Be sure to send to all of your “friends” and ask them to do the same. Let’s break the silence of stigma.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8voJAoRVM-4]The DCoE also runs a resource center that provides information and resources about psychological health (PH), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to:
DCoE was created in November 2007. DCoE is the open front door of the Department of Defense for warriors and their families needing help with PH and TBI issues, promoting the resilience, recovery and reintegration of warriors and their families.
DCoE partners with the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and a national network of military and civilian agencies, community leaders, advocacy groups, clinical experts, and academic institutions to establish best practices and quality standards for the treatment of PH and TBI. Our work is carried out across these major areas: clinical care; education and training; prevention; research and patient, family and community outreach.
In addition, DCoE is working to tear down the stigma that still deters some from seeking treatment for problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder and TBI with our Real Warriors Campaign.
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