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                 of depression in their efforts to minimize stigma and empower men and their families. Precise details on the causes and treatment of mental problems like PTSD in a military context could change how a broader military culture views such disorders. Many environmental determinants
of a mental disorder like PTSD would do a lot
to minimize the stigma linked with availing
the opportunity of mental healthcare in such a problem. Soldiers are subjected to traumas, even those veterans who are the most resilient ones. Though many individuals who face the same traumatic events do not fall victim to psychological disorders, the controllability attributes for PTSD development may be modified based on evidence showing the significance of environmental considerations in the disease’s etiology (Reit, 2017).
Another approach, which encourages contact with other people with a mental disorder, has proven to be
the most
effective stigma reduction technique.
This strategy includes reducing mental illness’s negative convictions
by directly
contacting the
public with the
Couture and
Penn illustrated
recent studies indicating that the communication approach works better if the person in question contacts one-on-one with members of society. The environment functions cooperatively, rather than competitively, and if the status of stigmatized individuals and other members of society are treated equally, stereotyping would be minimum. It was not thoroughly discussed how this strategy could be used in a military setting. Interventions at the military unit level could include getting Soldiers treated successfully for PTSD in the sense of a supportive unit atmosphere. Members of the military unit may question Soldiers concerning different aspects of their mental issues, thereby increasing awareness of mental health issues and reducing maladaptive symptoms in mental health.
A similar approach may lead assistance-seeking Soldiers in the early stages to develop mental
health problems to increase the possibility of successfully dealing with the situation and re-
join their military unit in their normal mental
state. Additional strategies that could be effective
in a military context could be training leaders/ supervisors to support mental disorders. Doing this will enable military unit leaders and supervisors to play an active part in recognizing and supporting Soldiers in seeking support for mental wellbeing. Senior management would assist military men seeking mental health assistance, reducing potential stigmatization and stereotyping experienced by military staff members. If leaders stress the value
of early care during the development of mental wellbeing, military members would be aware of the significance of seeking support, thus, will most likely reduce the stigma involved in seeking help. In addition to the encouragement of the leaders,
managers, or supervisors in the military
and civilian organizations, the introduction of organizational strategies and services to support Soldiers or workers
in providing mental health support will also help minimize stigma. For illustration,
improvements to the current policies which benefit Soldiers and
working for staff in seeking mental help include Soldiers who do not risk their employment or safety clearance for availing mental health facilities during the day of duty and have anonymous visits to mental health practitioners (P. Y. Kim et al., 2011).
Additionally, practitioners and health service providers need to know how stigma impacts military service members seeking their assistance, so they must focus on changing these attitudes
for intervention. Clinicians need to concentrate
on social stigma, their actions, and support
during the initial session with the new patient, several patients belonging to military background abandoned after just one or two sessions. Premature
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