Reducing stigma…

“According to Hoge and colleagues (2007), the key to reducing stigma is to present mental health care as a routine aspect of health care, similar to getting a check up or an X-ray. Soldiers need to understand that stress reactions-difficulty sleeping, reliving incidents in your mind, and emotional detachment-are common and expected after combat… The soldier should be told that wherever they go, they should remember that what they’re feeling is “normal and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.”
Joan Beder, Advances in Social Work Practice with the Military

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