Military Mental Health: Problem Recognition, Treatment-Seeking, and Barriers
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Military Behavioral Health
Substantial numbers of military troops return from overseas duty with elevated reports of psychological symptoms, but relatively few seek treatment. A total of 601 Army National Guard soldiers returning from deployment to Iraq completed questionnaires assessing psychological symptoms and anticipated stigmatizing reactions, both toward oneself and from others, should they disclose a mental illness or seek treatment. Overall, soldiers endorsed relatively high rates of openness toward seeking mental health treatment. Respondents anticipated more stigmatizing reactions from self and military others than from civilian others. Although results show fairly low levels of anticipated stigmatizing reactions from military and civilian others, anticipated views of incompetence from military others were of the most concern to respondents.
Bein, Laura; Grau, Peter Philip; Saunders, Stephen M.; and deRoon-Cassini, Terri A, "Military Mental Health: Problem Recognition, Treatment-Seeking, and Barriers" (2019). Psychology Faculty Research and Publications. 530.