Community Mental Health Engagement with Racially Diverse Populations

Community Mental Health Engagement with Racially Diverse Populations
Author: Alfiee M. Breland-Noble
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2020-05-22
ISBN: 0128180137
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Mental Health Engagement with Racially Diverse Populations Book Excerpt:

Community Mental Health Engagement with Racially Diverse Populations summarizes research on reducing mental health disparities in underserved populations through community engagement programs. It discusses the efficacy of such programs with specific populations of people of color and cultures, for specific disorders, and via specific communities. It identifies how and why community engagement works with these populations, how best to set up new community programs, the steps and stakeholders to success, and includes case studies showing successes and the challenges involved. Identifies how and why these programs achieve success through patient engagement Explores efficacy with specific ethnicities and cultures Discusses efficacy of programs through schools, churches, non-profits, and more Includes case studies with their successes and challenges Provides guidelines on the development and implementation of community programs

Handbook of Mental Health in African American Youth

Handbook of Mental Health in African American Youth
Author: Alfiee M. Breland-Noble,Cheryl S. Al-Mateen,Nirbhay N. Singh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN: 3319255010
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Mental Health in African American Youth Book Excerpt:

This handbook fills major gaps in the child and adolescent mental health literature by focusing on the unique challenges and resiliencies of African American youth. It combines a cultural perspective on the needs of the population with best-practice approaches to interventions. Chapters provide expert insights into sociocultural factors that influence mental health, the prevalence of particular disorders among African American adolescents, ethnically salient assessment and diagnostic methods, and the evidence base for specific models. The information presented in this handbook helps bring the field closer to critical goals: increasing access to treatment, preventing misdiagnosis and over hospitalization, and reducing and ending disparities in research and care. Topics featured in this book include: The epidemiology of mental disorders in African American youth. Culturally relevant diagnosis and assessment of mental illness. Uses of dialectical behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy. Community approaches to promoting positive mental health and psychosocial well-being. Culturally relevant psychopharmacology. Future directions for the field. The Handbook of Mental Health in African American Youth is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and related professionals in child and school psychology, public health, family studies, child and adolescent psychiatry, family medicine, and social work.

Handbook of Research on Supporting Social and Emotional Development Through Literacy Education

Handbook of Research on Supporting Social and Emotional Development Through Literacy Education
Author: Tussey, Jill,Haas, Leslie
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 571
Release: 2021-06-25
ISBN: 1799874664
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Supporting Social and Emotional Development Through Literacy Education Book Excerpt:

The social and emotional welfare of students in both K-12 and higher education settings has become increasingly important during the third decade of the 21st century, as students face a variety of social-emotional learning (SEL) challenges related to a multitude of internal and external factors. As concepts around traditional literacy education evolve and become more culturally and linguistically relevant, the connections between SEL and academic literacy opportunities warrant considerable exploration. The Handbook of Research on Supporting Social and Emotional Development Through Literacy Education develops a conceptual framework around pedagogical connections to social and emotional teaching and learning within K-12 literacy practices. This text provides a variety of research and practice protocols supporting student success through the integration of SEL and literacy across grade levels. Covering topics such as culturally relevant literacy, digital literacy, and content-area literacy, this handbook is essential for curriculum directors, education faculty, instructional facilitators, literacy professionals, practicing teachers, pre-service teachers, professional development coordinators, school counselors, teacher preparation programs, academicians, researchers, and students.

Essentials of Psychiatric Nursing

Essentials of Psychiatric Nursing
Author: Mary Ann Boyd,Rebecca Luebbert
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2022-07-14
ISBN: 1975185137
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Psychiatric Nursing Book Excerpt:

Help beginning nursing students gain the basic knowledge, therapeutic communication capabilities, and patient interaction skills to confidently prepare for psychiatric nursing practice. Easy to use and backed by the latest clinical evidence, Essentials of Psychiatric Nursing, 3rd Edition, is rich with clinical examples and explanations that help clarify challenging concepts and equip students for success as entry-level nurses. Whether used in dedicated psychiatric nursing courses or for integrating psychiatric nursing principles into an existing course, this engaging text establishes the fundamental understanding students need to effectively care for individuals with emotional and mental health problems in any healthcare setting. New and Updated Features NEW! Content helps students recognize and address the effects of COVID-19 on mental health and embrace changes in the practice and delivery of mental health nursing, such as virtual therapy. UPDATED! Coverage of veteran care empowers students to confidently manage specific mental health issues affecting military veterans and their families. UPDATED! Community nursing care coverage helps students make a confident transition to practice outside of traditional hospital settings, increasing their career prospects.

Foundations of Behavioral Health

Foundations of Behavioral Health
Author: Bruce Lubotsky Levin,Ardis Hanson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2019-06-29
ISBN: 3030184358
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Behavioral Health Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive book examines the organization, financing, delivery, and outcomes of behavioral health (i.e., alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health) services from both U.S. and global perspectives. Addressing the need for more integrative and collaborative approaches in public health and behavioral health initiatives, the book covers the fundamental issues in behavioral health, including epidemiology, insurance and financing, health inequities, implementation sciences, lifespan issues, cultural responsiveness, and policy. Featuring insightful research from scholars in an interdisciplinary range of academic and professional fields, chapters fall into three distinct sections: Overview: Outlines the defining characteristics of behavioral health services and identifies significant challenges in the field At-Risk Populations: Explores critical issues for at-risk populations in need of behavioral health services, including children in school environments, youth in juvenile justice systems, and persons with developmental disabilities, among others Services Delivery: Presents a rationale for greater integration of health and behavioral health services, and contextualizes this explanation within global trends in behavioral health policy, systems, and services An in-depth textbook for graduate students studying public health, behavioral health, social work policy, and medical sociology, as well as a useful reference for behavioral health professionals and policy makers, Foundations of Behavioral Health provides a global perspective for practice and policy in behavioral health. It promotes better understanding of the importance of integrating population health and behavioral health services, with an eye towards improving and sustaining public health and behavioral health from national, regional, and global perspectives.

Departments of Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2015

Departments of Labor  Health and Human Services  Education  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2015
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Administrative agencies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Departments of Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2015 Book Excerpt:

Eliminating Race Based Mental Health Disparities

Eliminating Race Based Mental Health Disparities
Author: Monnica T. Williams,Daniel C. Rosen,Jonathan W. Kanter
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 1684031982
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eliminating Race Based Mental Health Disparities Book Excerpt:

Eliminating Race-Based Mental Health Disparities offers concrete guidelines and evidence-based best practices for addressing racial inequities and biases in clinical care. Perhaps there is no subject more challenging than the intricacies of race and racism in American culture. More and more, it has become clear that simply teaching facts about cultural differences between racial and ethnic groups is not adequate to achieve cultural competence in clinical care. One must also consider less “visible” constructs—including implicit bias, stereotypes, white privilege, intersectionality, and microaggressions—as potent drivers of behaviors and attitudes. In this edited volume, three leading experts in race, mental health, and contextual behavior science explore the urgent problem of racial inequities and biases, which often prevent people of color from seeking mental health services—leading to poor outcomes if and when they do receive treatment. In this much-needed resource, you’ll find evidence-based recommendations for addressing problems at multiple levels, and best practices for compassionately and effectively helping clients across a range of cultural groups and settings. As more and more people gain access to services that have historically been unavailable to them, guidelines for cultural competence in clinical care are needed. Eliminating Race-Based Mental Health Disparities offers a comprehensive road map to help you address racial health disparities and improve treatment outcomes in your practice.

Addressing Systemic Racism and Disparate Mental Health Outcomes for Youth of Color An Issue of Child And Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America E Book

Addressing Systemic Racism and Disparate Mental Health Outcomes for Youth of Color  An Issue of Child And Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America  E Book
Author: Lisa Fortuna,Cheryl S. Al,Mateen,Lisa M. Cullins,W. David Lohr
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-04-01
ISBN: 0323987664
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Addressing Systemic Racism and Disparate Mental Health Outcomes for Youth of Color An Issue of Child And Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America E Book Book Excerpt:

In this issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics, guest editors Drs. Lisa Fortuna, Cheryl S. Al-Mateen, Lisa M. Cullins, and W. David Lohr bring their considerable expertise to the topic of Systemic Racism and Disparate Mental Health Outcomes for Youth of Color. This issue represents a collaboration by American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry committee members and includes contributions by top experts in the field. It is an invaluable resource for practicing psychiatrists looking to address the unique needs and experiences of black and BIPOC youth in their practices. Contains 15 relevant, practice-oriented topics including the intersection of race and ethnicity with mental health service utilization in foster care youth; understanding systemic racism and racial inequity juvenile justice system involvement; racial disparities in the education system; suicide among minoritized and marginalized youth; trauma and youth of color; parenting and family-based care; and more. Provides in-depth clinical reviews on systemic racism and disparate mental health outcomes for youth of color, offering actionable insights for clinical practice. Presents the latest information on this timely, focused topic under the leadership of experienced editors in the field. Authors synthesize and distill the latest research and practice guidelines to create clinically significant, topic-based reviews.

Asian American Parenting

Asian American Parenting
Author: Yoonsun Choi,Hyeouk Chris Hahm
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN: 3319631365
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian American Parenting Book Excerpt:

This important text offers data-rich guidelines for conducting culturally relevant and clinically effective intervention with Asian American families. Delving beneath longstanding generalizations and assumptions that have often hampered intervention with this diverse and growing population, expert contributors analyze the intricate dynamics of generational conflict and child development in Chinese, Korean, Filipino, and other Asian American households. Wide-angle coverage identifies critical factors shaping Asian American family process, from parenting styles, behaviors, and values to adjustment and autonomy issues across childhood and adolescence, including problems specific to girls and young women. Contributors also make extensive use of quantitative and qualitative findings in addressing the myriad paradoxes surrounding Asian identity, acculturation, and socialization in contemporary America. Among the featured topics: Rising challenges and opportunities of uncertain times for Asian American families. A critical race perspective on an empirical review of Asian American parental racial-ethnic socialization. Socioeconomic status and child/youth outcomes in Asian American families. Daily associations between adolescents’ race-related experiences and family processes. Understanding and addressing parent-adolescent conflict in Asian American families. Behind the disempowering parenting: expanding the framework to understand Asian-American women’s self-harm and suicidality. Asian American Parenting is vital reading for social workers, mental health professionals, and practitioners working family therapy cases who seek specific, practice-oriented case examples and resources for empowering interventions with Asian American parents and families.

College Students and Their Environments

College Students and Their Environments
Author: Cathy Akens,Raquel Wright-Mair,Joseph Martin Stevenson
Publsiher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-07-24
ISBN: 0398092885
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

College Students and Their Environments Book Excerpt:

The best value that the reader will take from this book is the knowledge, skills, and wisdom offered by the editors and 26 chapter authors. The book offers many unique features on how to create a college environment that fosters student learning, growth, development, and supports student success. The book approaches the college environment issue from a philosophical foundation and shows the reader what has made student affairs work increasingly complex. By identifying some major shifts of student affairs work in history, the text demonstrates how student affairs service providers became student affairs educators who actively shape the environment instead of being shaped or reactionary. The book provides insights and implications on how the environmental theories might inform practice and also recommends how to study campus environments. Furthermore, the text clarifies what student access is, explores the primary frameworks used to boost student success, and suggest what student affairs educators should consider when implementing student success initiatives. Additionally, the book addresses the intersection of professional competency areas through campus environment cultivation with social justice and inclusion for diverse student populations. Particularly, the book provides useful and practical examples of how faculty can work with graduate students in training to conduct an assessment of student needs and success. This book is purposely written for those who are training to become student affairs educators and those who are newer in the profession. It not only provides the reader with a theoretical framework, but also some direction on how to create a college environment that is socially justice and inclusive.

Perinatal Mental Health Expanding the Focus to the Family Context

Perinatal Mental Health  Expanding the Focus to the Family Context
Author: Susan Garthus-Niegel,Antje Horsch,Yael Benyamini
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN: 2889713709
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perinatal Mental Health Expanding the Focus to the Family Context Book Excerpt:

Textbook of Addiction Treatment

Textbook of Addiction Treatment
Author: Nady el-Guebaly,Giuseppe Carrà,Marc Galanter,Alexander M. Baldacchino
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1547
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN: 3030363910
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Addiction Treatment Book Excerpt:

Addiction is increasingly being recognized as a major global public health issue, and an ever-growing number of medical specialties, psychological and social science training programs, and professional associations are including addiction as part of their training and continuing education curricula. The first edition of this book presented an overview of the spectrum of addiction-related problems across different cultures around the globe. Sharing the experience and wisdom of more than 260 leading experts in the field, and promoted by the International Society of Addiction Medicine, it compared and contrasted clinical practices in the field of addiction medicine on the basis of neurobiological similarities as well as epidemiological and socio-cultural differences. Building on the success of this inaugural edition, and taking into account the formal and informal comments received as well as an assessment of current need, this textbook presents general updated information while retaining the most requested sections of the first edition as demonstrated by the number of chapter downloads. It also provides a basic text for those preparing for the ISAM annual certification exam. Written by some 220 international experts, it is a valuable reference resource for anyone interested in medicine, psychology, nursing, and social science.

Student Engagement in Higher Education

Student Engagement in Higher Education
Author: Stephen John Quaye,Shaun R. Harper,Sumun L. Pendakur
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2019-12-19
ISBN: 0429683456
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Student Engagement in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

In the updated edition of this important volume, the editors and chapter contributors explore how diverse populations of students experience college differently and encounter group-specific barriers to success. Informed by relevant theories, each chapter focuses on engaging a different student population, including low-income students, Students of Color, international students, students with disabilities, religious minority students, student-athletes, part-time students, adult learners, military-connected students, graduate students, and others. New in this third edition is the inclusion of chapters on Indigenous students, student activists, transracial Asian American adoptee students, justice-involved students, student-parents, first-generation students, and undocumented students. The forward-thinking, practical, anti-deficit-oriented strategies offered throughout the book are based on research and the collected professional wisdom of experienced educators and scholars at a range of postsecondary institutions. Current and future faculty members, higher education administrators, and student affairs educators will undoubtedly find this book complete with fresh ideas to reverse troubling engagement trends among various college student populations.

Handbook of Infant Mental Health Fourth Edition

Handbook of Infant Mental Health  Fourth Edition
Author: Charles H. Zeanah
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN: 1462537154
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Infant Mental Health Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

The definitive reference in the field--now significantly revised with 75% new material--this volume examines typical and atypical development from birth to the preschool years and identifies what works in helping children and families at risk. Foremost experts explore neurobiological, family, and sociocultural factors in infant mental health, with a major focus on primary caregiving relationships. Risk factors for developmental problems are analyzed, and current information on disorders and disabilities of early childhood is presented. The volume showcases evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention and describes applications in mental health, primary care, child care, and child welfare settings. New to This Edition: *Chapters on genetic and epigenetic processes, executive functions, historical trauma, and neglect. *Chapters on additional clinical problems: hyperactivity and inattention, sensory overresponsivity, and relationship-specific disorder. *Chapters on additional interventions: attachment and biobehavioral catch-up, video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting and sensitive discipline, parent–child interaction therapy, and home visiting programs. *Existing chapters all rewritten or revised to reflect a decade's worth of empirical and clinical advances.

The School Services Sourcebook

The School Services Sourcebook
Author: Cynthia Franklin,Mary Beth Harris,Paula Allen-Meares
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1248
Release: 2006-02-02
ISBN: 9780198039044
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The School Services Sourcebook Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive sourcebook covers every aspect of school service delivery, arming practitioners with the nuts and bolts of evidence-based practice. Each of the 114 chapters serves as a detailed intervention map, beginning with a summary of the problem area and moving directly into step-by-step instructions on how to implement an evidence-based program with distinct goals in mind and methods to measure the outcome. School-based professionals in need of ready access to information on mental health disorders, developmental disabilities, health promotion, child abuse, dropout prevention, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, group work, family interventions, culturally competent practice, policy, ethics, legal issues, community involvement, accountability, and funding can now find high-quality and easy-to-implement strategies at their fintertips. A concise, user-friendly format orients readers to each issue with a Getting Started section, then moves smoothly into What We Know, What We Can Do, Tools and Practice Examples, and Points to Remember. Quick-reference tables and charts highlight the most important information needed for daily reference, and lists of further reading and Web resources guide readers in gathering additional information to tailor their practice to suit their students' needs. Each chapter has been specifically crafted by leaders in their fields with the ultimate goal of giving school-based practitioners the tools they need to deliver the best mental health and social services possible to students, families, and communities. This is a must-have reference for all school-based social workers, psychologists, counselors, mental health professionals, and educators.

Clinical Management of the Homeless Patient

Clinical Management of the Homeless Patient
Author: Elspeth Cameron Ritchie,Maria D. Llorente
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2021-05-26
ISBN: 3030701352
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Management of the Homeless Patient Book Excerpt:

This volume highlights the socioeconomic concerns related to medical care for homeless patients and places them at the interface of common psychiatric and medical problems clinicians encounter. Written by experts in psychiatry and other medical specialties, this volume is a concise, yet comprehensive overview of the homeless crisis, its costs, and ultimately, best practices for improved outcomes. The text begins by examining the scope and epidemiology of the problem and discusses its costs. It then examines the best practices for both physical and psychiatric care before concluding with a section on working with special populations that have unique concerns across the country including LGBTQ, women, children, veterans, and aging adults. As the first medical book on homelessness, it is designed to cover a broad range of concerns in a concise, practical fashion for all clinicians working with homeless patients. Clinical Management of the Homeless Patient is written by and for psychiatrists, general internists, geriatricians, pediatricians, addiction medicine physicians, VA physicians, and all others who may encounter this crisis in their work.

Social Work in a Diverse Society

Social Work in a Diverse Society
Author: Williams, Charlotte,Graham, Mekada J.
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2016-04-13
ISBN: 1447322614
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work in a Diverse Society Book Excerpt:

Understanding how to work with racially and ethnically diverse populations is crucial to effective social work practice and planning, and it will only become more so as society continues to become more diverse. This textbook brings together academics and practitioners, who draw on real-life scenarios and detailed case studies to help social workers consider the many dimensions of working in a diverse society and to enable them to uncover innovative, well-tailored ways to ensure successful delivery of essential services.

Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations

Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Guidance for Establishing Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-09-23
ISBN: 9780309145480
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations Book Excerpt:

The influenza pandemic caused by the 2009 H1N1 virus underscores the immediate and critical need to prepare for a public health emergency in which thousands, tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of people suddenly seek and require medical care in communities across the United States. Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations draws from a broad spectrum of expertise--including state and local public health, emergency medicine and response, primary care, nursing, palliative care, ethics, the law, behavioral health, and risk communication--to offer guidance toward establishing standards of care that should apply to disaster situations, both naturally occurring and man-made, under conditions in which resources are scarce. This book explores two case studies that illustrate the application of the guidance and principles laid out in the report. One scenario focuses on a gradual-onset pandemic flu. The other scenario focuses on an earthquake and the particular issues that would arise during a no-notice event. Outlining current concepts and offering guidance, this book will prove an asset to state and local public health officials, health care facilities, and professionals in the development of systematic and comprehensive policies and protocols for standards of care in disasters when resources are scarce. In addition, the extensive operations section of the book provides guidance to clinicians, health care institutions, and state and local public health officials for how crisis standards of care should be implemented in a disaster situation.

Biomedical Ethics and Decision Making

Biomedical Ethics and Decision Making
Author: Matthew A. Butkus
Publsiher: Gegensatz Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2022-02-11
ISBN: 1621308014
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomedical Ethics and Decision Making Book Excerpt:

Drawing from clinical experience, philosophy, psychology, and current health law and policy, Biomedical Ethics and Decision-Making is a detailed survey of persistent issues in health care ethics, emphasizing the complexities and nuances of practical decision-making and yielding a multifaceted and systematic approach to solving problems. As a useful resource for both students and clinicians, it includes references for further exploration of ethical issues as well as provocative questions for discussion in classroom and clinical settings. As a textbook, it stands alongside such standard works as Beauchamp's and Childress's Principles of Biomedical Ethics; DeGrazia's, Mappes's, and Ballard's Biomedical Ethics; Munson's Intervention and Reflection; and Vaughn's Bioethics. Besides presenting current dilemmas in health care, it reviews elements of cognitive psychology, describes common errors in critical thinking, offers techniques for evaluating and integrating evidence into ethical reasoning, assesses professionals and professionalism, invites readers to dissect philosophical analyses to bolster their critical thinking skills, and provides opportunities to engage in self-reflection on contemporary challenges in health care policy and delivery.

Evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services

Evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Care Services,Committee to Evaluate the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2018-04-29
ISBN: 0309466571
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services Book Excerpt:

Approximately 4 million U.S. service members took part in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Shortly after troops started returning from their deployments, some active-duty service members and veterans began experiencing mental health problems. Given the stressors associated with war, it is not surprising that some service members developed such mental health conditions as posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and substance use disorder. Subsequent epidemiologic studies conducted on military and veteran populations that served in the operations in Afghanistan and Iraq provided scientific evidence that those who fought were in fact being diagnosed with mental illnesses and experiencing mental healthâ€"related outcomesâ€"in particular, suicideâ€"at a higher rate than the general population. This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the quality, capacity, and access to mental health care services for veterans who served in the Armed Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn. It includes an analysis of not only the quality and capacity of mental health care services within the Department of Veterans Affairs, but also barriers faced by patients in utilizing those services.