Tom Britt receives three-year grant will determine the reasons military veterans do not seek needed mental health treatment

Dr. Tom Britt has received a grant for 1.15 million dollars (over 3 years) to study why military personnel do not get needed treatment for psychological problems after combat.  The title of the grant is “Facilitating soldier receipt of needed mental health treatment”, and the funding source is the U.S. Army.  The three-year grant will determine the reasons military veterans do not seek needed mental health treatment to do deal with problems resulting from combat exposure, and will result in the development of an intervention to encourage veterans to get necessary treatment. Early receipt of treatment for mental health problems will prevent the costs associated with chronic mental health and associated physical health problems, and has the potential to reduce the public health burden of mental illness among the military community.

Co-investigators on the grant are Cynthia Pury and Heidi Zinzow from Psychology, and Mary Anne Raymond from marketing.

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