Based on my reading of the book The Battle Inside~The Military Mental Health Crisis by Marjorie Morrison, I have come to the understanding that mental health of our military needs to be addressed BEFORE there is a crisis or a diagnosis of PTSD or TBI.
TBI lacks effective management that addresses the brain itself. When used in optimal doses, omega-3 fatty acids offer the advantage of neuroprotection, neuroinflammation, and neuroregeneration. Omega-3s are not a drug and not a cure, but provide the nutritional foundation for healing.
In the 1980s the Israeli Defense Forces published, "Fear and Trembling in the Motor Pool." Please find and read it. PTSD is an adjustment disorder best served by "buddy care," rather than dealing with it as a psychosis.
The creator of Accelerated Resolution Therapy claims PTSD images can be "erased" in as liitle as 3 sessions. There has been a DoD funded study into this technique. The following is a link to its abstract: http://publications.amsus.org/doi/abs/10.7205/MILMED-D-13-00229
Operation: Tohidu is a transformative empowerment program delivered free to veterans and active duty service members that has dramatically improved the lives of those who are suffering from deployment-related issues like PTS(d) and TBI.
As a Vietnam Vet, with PTSD and TBI, as i went in to the VA for mental health help all they wanted to do was put me on drugs with out ever seeing a dr. for an evaluation. Not everyone with PTSD or TBI needs drugs. I refused the drugs and never went back.
Many service members who have PTSD symptoms do not seek mental health care. Certain leader behaviors and attitudes are associated with subordinates' mental health and willingness to seek care. Enhanced training for leaders in those behaviors and attitudes can increase service members' help-seeking.
Cognitive tasks via the internet , designed to stimulate the development of new neurons from the hippocampus, forming 30,000 new connections (neurogenesis) throughout the brain, making permanent neuropathways that can form a Cognitive Reserve that can last a lifetime, even after another accident.