Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 16 Issue 1

The art, science and politics of creating a mentally healthy society


Table of contents - Special Issue: Military and veteran mental health

A sense of betrayal

Mo Stewart

No civilian has any comprehension of life in British military forces, or the impact of the removal of that life when unexpectedly returned to “Civvy Street” following the…


“Have you heard the one about…” using comedy to tackle mental health-related stigma with UK military personnel?

Maya Twardzicki, Norman Jones

The purpose of this paper is to provide first-hand reflections from a public mental health specialist, on developing an innovative comedy-based arts and health project…


Coming home to the arts: theatre with military veterans and families

Alison O’Connor

A significant number of military veterans and family members are living with post-traumatic stress, unmet mental health needs and isolation. There is growing interest in…


Nature-based therapy as a treatment for veterans with PTSD: what do we know?

Dorthe Varning Poulsen

The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive argument for nature-based therapy (NBT) for veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome. It is the aim to generate…

Military veterans’ experiences of NHS mental health services

Edward Fraser

A significant minority of veterans have poor mental health outcomes but their needs are not always well managed by the NHS. The purpose of this paper is to explore…

Opioid agonist treatment in the Veterans Health Administration: is health care local?

Stephanie Lee Peglow, Ismene Petrakis, Robert Rosenheck

Opioid use disorder (OUD) poses a national public health challenge including for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). However, the responsiveness of VHA, as a…

Use and correlates of VHA tobacco cessation counseling services by veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

Megan Kelly, Shihwe Wang, Robert Rosenheck

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have high lifetime rates of smoking and often have substantial difficulty quitting. However, relatively little research…

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