Mental Health Treatment


Effective mental health treatment must be based on a foundation of solid, robust evidence. RAND research on mental health treatment includes extensive work on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) interventions for military personnel as well as young children; cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in clients with alcohol and substance abuse problems; and prevention and early intervention strategies for community mental health.

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    Evaluating WhyWeRise 2020 and 2021

    Mar 10, 2022

    WhyWeRise is a social marketing campaign conducted by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. It is focused on prevention of, and early intervention for, mental health challenges among county residents. Surveys suggest that this campaign reached a racially, culturally, and economically diverse group of county residents; fostered a feeling of support among those exposed to the campaign; and boosted residents' awareness of local resources.

  • Sgt. Dasuni Nelson, a behavioral health technician assigned to 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade behavioral health team, assists Spc. Autumn Corban, a combat medic with 239th Military Police Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade, as she writes down reasons of gratitude for another U.S. Army Soldier.

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    Behavioral Health Technicians: Extending the Reach of Military Behavioral Health Care

    Mar 22, 2022

    Behavioral health technicians are enlisted service members who work alongside licensed mental health providers. They serve as care extenders, helping the Military Health System improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its behavioral health care.

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