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The Resource Signature wounds : the untold story of the military's mental health crisis, David Kieran

Signature wounds : the untold story of the military's mental health crisis, David Kieran

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Signature wounds : the untold story of the military's mental health crisis
Title
Signature wounds
Title remainder
the untold story of the military's mental health crisis
Statement of responsibility
David Kieran
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
""Signature Wounds: The Untold Story of the Military's Mental Health Crisis" explores the topic of mental illness in the military. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken a tremendous toll on the mental health of our troops. In 2005, then-Senator Barack Obama took to the Senate floor to tell his colleagues that "many of our injured soldiers are returning from Iraq with traumatic brain injury," which doctors were calling the "signature wound" of the Iraq War. Alarming stories of veterans taking their own lives raised a host of vital questions: Why hadn't the military been better prepared to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Why were troops being denied care and sent back to Iraq? Why weren't the Army and the VA doing more to address these issues? Drawing on previously unreleased documents and oral histories, David Kieran tells the broad and nuanced story of the Army's efforts to understand and address these issues, challenging the popular media view that the Iraq War was mismanaged by a callous military unwilling to address the human toll of the wars. The story of mental health during this war is the story of how different groups--soldiers, veterans and their families, anti-war politicians, researchers and clinicians, and military leaders--approached these issues from different perspectives and with different agendas. It is the story of how the advancement of medical knowledge moves at a different pace than the needs of an Army at war, and it is the story of how medical conditions intersect with larger political questions about militarism and foreign policy. This book shows how PTSD, TBI, and suicide became the signature wounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, how they prompted change within the Army itself, and how mental health became a factor in the debates about the impact of these conflicts on US culture."--
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1978-
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Kieran, David
Dewey number
362.2088/35500973
Index
index present
LC call number
UH629.3
LC item number
.K54 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Combat
  • Military psychiatry
  • Psychology, Military
Label
Signature wounds : the untold story of the military's mental health crisis, David Kieran
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "these unseen wounds cut deep" -- "At the time people hadn't been asking those sorts of questions" : Army mental health research between Vietnam and Iraq -- "This was a different war" : mental health as crisis and enigma amid growing opposition to the Iraq War -- "Callous disregard of veterans' rights is of a piece with the administration's entire approach to war" : veteran suicide and anti-war sentiment -- "The culture of the Army wasn't ready" : stigma, access, and the politics of organizational change -- "Military families are quietly coming apart at the seams" : managing family mental health and critiquing the Iraq War -- "The limited science of the brain" : traumatic brain injury and scientific uncertainty during wartime -- "Leaders can once again determine the kind of culture the Army is building" : active duty suicide and anxiety over Army culture -- "The challenge to the VA is execution and implementation" : VA suicide prevention in a moment of mistrust -- Conclusion : "they will start to bring the... lessons that they learned back into their communities" : comprehensive soldier and family fitness, the resiliency debate, and the future of mental health in the Army and America
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9781479892365
Lccn
2018037659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1056484994
  • (OCoLC)1056484994
  • 2526988
Label
Signature wounds : the untold story of the military's mental health crisis, David Kieran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "these unseen wounds cut deep" -- "At the time people hadn't been asking those sorts of questions" : Army mental health research between Vietnam and Iraq -- "This was a different war" : mental health as crisis and enigma amid growing opposition to the Iraq War -- "Callous disregard of veterans' rights is of a piece with the administration's entire approach to war" : veteran suicide and anti-war sentiment -- "The culture of the Army wasn't ready" : stigma, access, and the politics of organizational change -- "Military families are quietly coming apart at the seams" : managing family mental health and critiquing the Iraq War -- "The limited science of the brain" : traumatic brain injury and scientific uncertainty during wartime -- "Leaders can once again determine the kind of culture the Army is building" : active duty suicide and anxiety over Army culture -- "The challenge to the VA is execution and implementation" : VA suicide prevention in a moment of mistrust -- Conclusion : "they will start to bring the... lessons that they learned back into their communities" : comprehensive soldier and family fitness, the resiliency debate, and the future of mental health in the Army and America
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9781479892365
Lccn
2018037659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1056484994
  • (OCoLC)1056484994
  • 2526988

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