Barriers to Treatment

Barriers to Treatment Course

How can healthcare providers make asking for help easier for Veteran patients? This course, “Barriers to Treatment,” helps you support and encourage your veteran patients to seek mental health treatment if they need to. Join Dr. Shauna Springer, the Senior Director of Suicide Prevention and Postvention Initiatives at Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, as she helps learners to: Recognize the stigma that exists in military culture about mental health problems and treatment; Understand that military personnel may associate mental health providers with negative evaluations, which can make it hard to ask for help; Describe the differences between the mission focus of military service and the individual focus of mental health treatment and discuss how those differences affect mental health stigma; and Understand how to help a military or Veteran patient overcome barriers to seeking treatment.

Barriers to Treatment

Video Duration 14m 11s