Marian E. Lane

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OBJECTIVE Examine substance use and mental health issues among U.S. military personnel. METHODS Data were from the 2008 (and before) population-based Department of Defense Health Related Behavior Surveys. The sample size for the 2008 survey was 28,546 (70.6% response rate). RESULTS Analyses examined substance use, stress, depression, post-traumatic(More)
Chaplains play important roles in caring for Veterans and Service members with mental health problems. As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) Integrated Mental Health Strategy, we used a sequential approach to examining intersections between chaplaincy and mental health by gathering and building upon: 1) input(More)
Understanding the role of spirituality as a potential coping mechanism for military personnel is important given growing concern about the mental health issues of personnel returning from war. This study seeks to determine the extent to which spirituality is associated with selected mental health problems among active duty military personnel and whether it(More)
BACKGROUND Recognizing that clergy and spiritual care providers are a key part of mental health care systems, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) jointly examined chaplains' current and potential roles in caring for veterans and service members with mental health needs. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate the intersection(More)
Military chaplains not only conduct religious services, but also provide counseling and spiritual support to military service members, operating as liaisons between soldiers and mental health professionals. In this study, active-duty soldiers (N = 889) reported help-seeking behaviors and mental health. Using logistic regressions, we describe the issues for(More)
(2009). Desperately driven and no brakes: Developmental stress exposure and subsequent risk for substance abuse. Adverse childhood experiences, alcoholic parents, and later risk of alcoholism and depression. Adverse childhood experiences and prescription drug use in a cohort study of adult HMO patients. Race differences in the mental health effects of(More)
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