A Mental Health Moment

As a behavioral health provider in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, one of the seven uniformed services, I have had the opportunity to provide behavioral health care to active duty uniformed service members, retirees, and civilians. I see clients diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), military sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury (TBI), bipolar disorder, substance dependence, and schizophrenia. I have been called to the hospital in the middle of the night because a client was in crisis and needed hospitalization. Due to the negative depictions of behavioral health in the media and elsewhere, those with severe mental… Continue Reading This Article