This book presents the latest in neuroscience and resiliency research alongside the personal stories of military veterans to advocate for an empirically validated training protocol.
• Proposes an empirically validated model for mental fitness training designed to curb an ever-escalating suicide rate among the Armed Forces
• Presents a new approach that incorporates the participatory, hard-working ethos of military culture
• Illustrates military mental health issues by adding veteran narratives to timely research and analysis
• Details secondary issues affecting military mental health, such as the warrior subculture characterized by a high degree of community insularity and antipathy toward displays of emotion or need
About the Author
Kate Hendricks Thomas, PhD, is a Marine Corps veteran and an assistant professor of public health at Charleston Southern University.
David L. Albright, PhD, is a military veteran and the Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Chair in Mental Health at The University of Alabama School of Social Work.