Mental health stigma in the military / Joie D. Acosta, Amariah Becker, Jennifer L. Cerully, Michael P. Fisher, Laurie T. Martin, Raffaele Vardavas, Mary Ellen Slaughter, Terry L. Schell.
Contributor(s): National Defense Research Institute (U.S.) | Rand Corporation.Material type: BookPublisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 296 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0833089994; 9780833089991.Report number: RAND RR426Subject(s): Mental health policy -- United States | Soldiers -- Mental health services -- United States -- Evaluation | Stigma (Social psychology) -- United States | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena | Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Behavior | Behavioral Disciplines and Activities | Delivery of Health Care | Evaluation Studies as Topic | Health Care Economics and Organizations | Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms | Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services | Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation | Health Services | Investigative Techniques | Mental Health Services | Military Personnel | Named Groups | Occupational Groups | Persons | Policy | Psychiatry and Psychology | Public Policy | Quality of Health Care | Social Behavior | Social Control Policies | Social Control, Formal | Social Sciences | Social Stigma | Sociology | HISTORY -- Military -- Veterans | Law, Politics & Government | Mental health policy | Military & Naval Science | Military Administration | Stigma (Social psychology) | United States -- Armed Forces -- Mental health services -- Evaluation | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mental health stigma in the military.DDC classification: 362.2088/35500973 Online resources: Digital version
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"RR-426-OSD"--Page 4 of cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-296).
Introduction -- Defining Stigma in the Military Context -- Prevalence of Mental Health Stigma in the Military -- Societal Costs of Mental Health Stigma in the Military -- Promising Programmatic and Policy Approaches to Reducing Stigma -- U.S. Department of Defense Programs to Reduce Mental Health Stigma -- U.S. Department of Defense Policies Related to Stigma -- Key Findings and Priorities for Improving the U.S. Department of Defense's Approach to Stigma Reduction -- Appendix A: Methods for Literature Review -- Appendix B: Definitions of Mental Health Stigma -- Appendix C: Prevalence of Stigma in the General U.S. Population -- Appendix D: Detailed Methods for the Modeling Approach -- Appendix E: Program Descriptions and Analysis -- Appendix F: Policy-Analysis Methods -- Appendix G: Policies with Implications for Stigma -- Appendix H: Policies That Contain Negative Terminology with Implications for Stigma -- Appendix I: Methods Used to Conduct the Expert Panel to Refine and Vet Priorities for Mental Health Stigma Reduction in the U.S. Department of Defense.
Despite the efforts of both the U.S. Department of Defense and the Veterans Health Administration to enhance mental health services, many service members are not regularly seeking needed care when they have mental health problems. Without appropriate treatment, these mental health problems can have wide-ranging and negative impacts on the quality of life and the social, emotional, and cognitive functioning of affected service members. The services have been actively engaged in developing policies, programs, and campaigns designed to reduce stigma and increase service members' help-seeking behavior. However, there has been no comprehensive assessment of these efforts' effectiveness and the extent to which they align with service members' needs or evidence-based practices. The goal of this research was to assess DoD's approach to stigma reduction, how well it is working and how it might be improved. To address these questions, RAND researchers used five complementary methods: (1) literature review, (2) a microsimulation modeling of costs, (3) interviews with program staff, (4) prospective policy analysis, and (5) an expert panel. The priorities outlined in this report identify ways in which program and policy development and research and evaluation can improve understanding of how best to efficiently and effectively provide needed treatment to service members with mental illness.
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