Tag Archives: OSCAR

Unique Advantages of Embedded OSCAR Teams

By Lt. Cmdr. John M. Burger, officer in charge, 1st Marine Regiment, Operational Stress Control and Readiness (OSCAR) program As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were unfolding, Headquarters Marine Corps and the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery agreed to embed active duty mental health providers and corpsmen within deployed Marine Corps infantry units. This strategy had been implemented …

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Together We Can Increase Knowledge about Mental Health

By Cmdr. Michail Charissis, director of psychological health, Bureau of Navy Medicine and Surgery Editor’s note: Throughout the month of May, Navy Medicine is dedicated to mental health awareness. To begin the conversation, Cmdr. Michail Charissis, director of psychological health, Bureau of Navy Medicine and Surgery discusses Navy Medicine’s commitment to mental health awareness, advocacy and treatment. Navy Medicine providers …

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