Stigma, American military personnel and mental health care: challenges from Iraq and Afghanistan.

@article{Schreiber2015StigmaAM,
  title={Stigma, American military personnel and mental health care: challenges from Iraq and Afghanistan.},
  author={Michael Schreiber and Geoffry Phillips McEnany},
  journal={Journal of mental health},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={54-9}
}
BACKGROUND Since 2001, more than 2.5 million United States military personnel have been deployed for combat. Over one million have served multiple deployments. Combat generally involved repeated exposure to highly traumatic events. Personnel were also victims of military sexual trauma (MST), a major risk factor for psychiatric illness. Most survivors do not seek or receive mental health care. Stigma is one of the main barriers to that care. AIMS To explore the impact of stigma on personnel… CONTINUE READING