Tag Archives: U.S. Marine Corps

Therapy Dogs: Meet Lucca

Lt. j.g. Brendan Finton, psychology doctoral student, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences    Dogs have held a special place in the military for years, in a variety of positions as working dogs, service dogs and therapy dogs. In military medicine, the issue of dogs is now at the forefront as it has become common practice to consider service dogs …

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SECNAV Welcomes Back Full Navy-Marine Corps Team, Reinforces Importance of Fiscal Responsibility

By Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Oct. 16 Congress passed and the President signed legislation restoring funding for the federal government until January 15. This has been an incredibly challenging time for our Department, and I know everyone is anxious to get back to work. I want to thank our Navy and Marine Corps civilians who faced not just …

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OSCAR Team Uses Technology to Identify Mental Health Risk Factors

By Lt. Yaron G. Rabinowitz, Lt. Russell P. Balmer, Lt. Darren Norris, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Justin Seabrook, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Stephen Windle, and Hospitalman Samuel Malone,  2D Marine Regiment, 2D Marine Division OSCAR TEAM Of the numerous challenges facing embedded mental health providers, mitigating suicide risk is one of the most important. Recent experience has demonstrated that traditional …

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Combat Stress vs. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Cmdr. Carrie Kennedy, Ph.D., ABPP, neuropsychologist/aerospace experimental psychologist, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group It seems like the terms combat stress and PTSD are everywhere these days; it’s hard to go a few days without seeing a news story about veterans and these issues.  But what are these concepts?  Do they mean the same thing? And perhaps most important what …

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