Military Chaplains on Psychological Well-being and the Importance of Warfighters Mental Health.



IDGA Editor
05/11/2010

A panel of two senior military chaplains (CAPT Shelia Robertson and CAPT Jessie Tate) and a clinical psychologist (Dr. Elmer Maggard) discuss how psychological, mental, and spiritual well-being are critical components to keeping our warfighters healthy and fit for duty. With a rise in the reported PTSD cases coming out of OEF/OIF and with many service members returning home from combat with physical disabilities, the role chaplians play in military medicine is as important as ever.

Military Chaplains provide counseling both at home and overseas to servicemembers and their families and play a vital yet often unseen role in providing guidance and support that helps our men and women in uniform recover from physical and emotional wounds.

A panel of two senior military chaplains (CAPT Shelia Robertson and CAPT Jessie Tate) and a clinical psychologist (Dr. Elmer Maggard) discuss how psychological, mental, and spiritual well-being are critical components to keeping our warfighters healthy and fit for duty. With a rise in the reported PTSD cases coming out of OEF/OIF and with many service members returning home from combat with physical disabilities, the role chaplians play in military medicine is as important as ever. Military...
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