Week 3: Depression #MHM #MHAM

For each of Mental Health Month, the SITREP will post information and resources focused on a mental health issue. For Week Three, the focus is on Depression. American Psychological Association (APA) Make The Connection MedLinePlus National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) VA Mental Health Depression in the LGBT Population (Healthline)Depression affects LGBT people at higher rates than the heterosexual population, and LGBT youths are more … Continue reading Week 3: Depression #MHM #MHAM

Mental Health Issues for LGBTQ+ Veterans #MHM #MHAM

When it comes to LGBTQ+ Veterans, the VA separates lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) Veterans and transgender/intersex Veterans. The differentiation is not discriminatory; it is necessary because the VA recognizes that LGB and transgender/intersex Veterans face different health issues. Mental health for LGBTQ+ Veterans is multilayered due to the progress of military equality starting with the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy … Continue reading Mental Health Issues for LGBTQ+ Veterans #MHM #MHAM

It’s Mental Health Month

May is known as Mental Health Month, or Mental Health Awareness Month, and it has been observed in the United States since 1949. Started by Mental Health America (MHA), Mental Health Month exists to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illness, the realities of living with mental illness, and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. Additionally, the month draws attention to suicide … Continue reading It’s Mental Health Month

Week 1: Anxiety Disorders #MHM #MHAM

For each of Mental Health Month, the SITREP will post information and resources focused on a mental health issue. For Week One, the focus is on Anxiety Disorders. Make the Connection National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) VA Mental Health How to Cope With Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Very Well Mind)One of the most important elements of having generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is learning how to … Continue reading Week 1: Anxiety Disorders #MHM #MHAM