611 W. Union Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-0800

Health Choice Integrated Care crisis Line
1-877-756-4090

NurseWise 24-Hour Crisis Line
1-866-495-6735

NAZCARE Warm Line
1-888-404-5530



SEABHS
611 W. Union Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-0800

NurseWise 24-Hr Crisis Line
1-866-495-6735

NAZCARE Warm Line
1-888-404-5530


powered by centersite dot net

Getting Started
Here are some forms to get started. These can be printed and brought with you so that you can pre-fill out some known info ahead of time. More...


Mental Disorders
Resources
Basic InformationLookupsLatest News
Research on Almost 2,000 Brains Brings Insight Into Mental IllnessMore Are Seeking Mental Health Care, But Not Always Those Who Need It MostMental Health Help Becoming Less of a Stigma in MilitaryMajor Injuries Take a Toll on Mental HealthSmoking Persists for Americans With Mental Health IllsSexual Assault Has Long-Term Mental, Physical Impact1 in 3 College Freshmen Faces Mental Health WoesMore Evidence Ties Stress to Heart TroubleIs a Haywire Body Clock Tied to Mood Disorders?From Pigs to Peacocks, What's Up With Those 'Emotional-Support Animals'?Is Evolution of the Human Brain to Blame for Some Mental Disorders?Massive Study Finds Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric ConditionsDoes Mental Illness Raise Diabetes Risk?'Religious Refusal Laws' May Take Mental Health Toll on LGBT AmericansDisruption of Circadian Rhythm Negatively Impacts Mental HealthNon-Stigmatizing Messages Boost Mental Health Services SupportIncreased Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety After CRCGuidance Offered for Improving Mental Health in WorkplaceCommon Gynecologic Condition Linked to Mental Health IssuesGreat Recession of 2008 Triggered More Than Financial WoesGenetic Variations Impacting Empathy Tied to Psych IssuesEarly Periods Tied to Mental Health Issues Into AdulthoodGender Minorities Have Greater Mental Illness, DisabilityPets Provide Support to People With Mental Health ConditionsPets Good Medicine for Those Battling Mental IllsLimited Evidence for Effect of Cranial Electrical StimulationVirtual Reality-Based CBT Beneficial for Psychotic DisordersAutism, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Share Genetic SimilaritiesSubstantial Unmet Need for Mental Health Care for VeteransMental Health Care Access Differs With Race, InsuranceVA Health System Failing on Mental Health Care: ReportSevere Bullying Tied to Mental Health Woes in TeensMore Sought Mental Health Specialty Care in 2008 to 2015Health Tip: Stay WellU.S. Soldier in Custody Following Slaying of 5 Americans in Iraq
Questions and AnswersLinksBook Reviews
Related Topics

Anxiety Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Depression: Depression & Related Conditions
Schizophrenia
Eating Disorders

Mental Health Help Becoming Less of a Stigma in Military

HealthDay News
by -- Robert Preidt
Updated: Dec 3rd 2018

new article illustration

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Active-duty members of the U.S. military are much more open to the idea of mental health counseling than veterans, a new survey finds.

"There has been a fundamental shift in the military regarding attitudes on mental health, and we have seen real progress in reducing the stigmas associated with professional counseling," said survey author Samantha Dutton. She is program director in the College of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Phoenix.

"However, for veterans, that has not translated into a shift in the perception of mental health. Many of our veterans served in a culture where talking about your feelings or seeking help was not widely accepted," she added in a university news release.

The recently released survey results bear that out: More than 90 percent of all veterans and active-duty service members said mental health is as important as physical health. But only 30 percent of veterans have sought or considered mental health counseling, compared with 72 percent of active-duty service members.

This difference may be because veterans retain old stereotypes and stigmas associated with mental health counseling, the researchers noted.

The survey also found that 89 percent of active-duty military members believe people who receive professional counseling generally get somewhat or a lot better, compared with 66 percent of veterans.

In addition, 91 percent of active-duty service members say their leaders openly discuss the importance of dealing with mental health concerns, while only 23 percent of veterans say that their leaders did so.

When veterans were asked what resources they would use to manage mental health, free counseling was the most common response (39 percent).

Fifty-eight percent of veterans said they would be encouraged to seek mental health counseling if a close colleague, friend or family member discussed their experiences receiving counseling.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health has more on counseling.