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Using Technology to Enhance Behavioral Health

  • Rick L. CampiseEmail author
  • Julie T. Kinn
  • David Cooper
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Abstract

Every year the importance of using technology grows in Behavioral Health (BH) within the Department of Defense as older military members are replaced by digital natives for whom technology resonates at a core level due to it being an essential part of their daily lives. Technology operates not only in the 100 min per year shared between the average Service Member and their provider in a Military Treatment Facility (MTF), but also in the 525,500 min each year in which the Service Member, Veteran, or their family members are not in a MTF. Thanks to technology, our Service Members and their families can access information 24 h a day for self-education, self-assessment, and in some cases self-treatment in an anonymous environment. The use of technology in BH is not the answer for everyone or everything, but for those whom technology is the gateway for help, we have a moral obligation to be at the gate to meet them.

Keywords

Mobile apps Telehealth Mobile health PTSD Virtual health Augmented reality Psychological apps Department of defense behavioral health 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rick L. Campise
    • 1
    Email author
  • Julie T. Kinn
    • 1
  • David Cooper
    • 1
  1. 1.The National Center for Telehealth & TechnologyTacomaUSA

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