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1 Military Perspectives Joshua Morganstein, M.D. Commander, United States Public Health Service Scientist, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry School of Medicine Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

2 Disclaimer Ideas, attitudes, and opinions expressed herein are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the US Public Health Service, the Department of Defense, or other branches of the US government.

3 America’s Medical School

4 Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress DIRECTORS David M. Benedek, M.D. Stephen J. Cozza, M.D. Carol S. Fullerton, Ph.D. Brian W. Flynn, Ed.D. SCIENTISTS Harry C. Holloway, M.D. Gary Wynn, M.D.James McCarroll, Ph.D. Harry C. Holloway, M.D. Gary Wynn, M.D.James McCarroll, Ph.D. Daniel Balog, M.D. Joshua Morganstein, M.D.Connie Duncan, Ph.D Daniel Balog, M.D. Joshua Morganstein, M.D.Connie Duncan, Ph.D Curt West, M.D. Robert Gifford, Ph.D.John Stuart, Ph.D. Curt West, M.D. Robert Gifford, Ph.D.John Stuart, Ph.D. Lei Zhang, M.D. Lei Zhang, M.D. Robert J. Ursano, M.D.

5 Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress WE DO: Research Education Training Consultation ON… Disaster Trauma Terrorism Combat & Deployment

6 Research Army Study To Assess Risk Resilience & Suicide (STARRS) Largest, most comprehensive study of military mental health ever conducted 6 years of monthly data; wide range of data elements; >100k Army soldiers First findings published in a series of 3 articles in JAMA Psychiatry (Mar 2014)

7 Training Personal Firearm Safety Training Program Firearm safety & risk reduction “Product, Person, Practice”

8 Education Fact Sheets for Disaster Response Event-driven Customized Just-in-time Readable Actionable

9 Consultation Formal & In-Formal Hurricane Katrina Newtown Shootings WNY Shootings

10 My Background – USUHS, AF Officer – Psychiatry & Family Med – Misawa, Japan – Afghanistan – AF Level II.5 co-occurring pgm – BH advisor to Commander JTF 2013 – AF -> USPHS, faculty at USUHS!

11 Military Cultural Competence “The military is a part of and apart from American society.” - Robert J. Ursano

12 Military Cultural Competence Military Culture = Values, Beliefs & Practices ‘Core Values’ for each branch of Service “Taking care of our own” as a military ethos Capability and expectation to react and respond Vital role of building partnerships in advance

13 Military Cultural Competence Collective Efficacy & Military Bases Relationship w/ surrounding community Conciseness vs diffuseness of mission/purpose Composition of Service branches & personnel

14 Military Cultural Competence Practical Suggestions State Office of Emergency Management A little homework can go a long way! Leverage any prior military staff Relevant military base partnerships –Servicemember & Family Services –Base Commander & Mental Health…

15 Military Cultural Competence Base Commander Mental Health Authority Understanding

16 Summary Military Cultural Competence Building partnerships in advance USUHS Dept of Psychiatry & CSTS, think of us for… Disaster Education information Consultation (formal, informal) We are here to help!

17 Contact Information Brian Flynn, Ed.D Joshua Morganstein, M.D


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