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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.

Author:
Acosta, Joie D. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2014.
  • ©2014
Description:
1 online resource (xxxii, 296 pages) : illustrations
Series:
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR426. [More in this series]
Summary note:
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.
Notes:
"RR-426-OSD"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-296).
Source of description:
Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed December 02, 2014).
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780833089991 (electronic bk.)
  • 0833089994 (electronic bk.)
Tech. report no.:
RAND RR426
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