afterdeployment.org is an online resource supporting Service Members, their Families, and Veterans, with common post-deployment concerns. The website provides self-care solutions targeting post-traumatic stress, depression, anger, sleep, relationship concerns, and other mental health challenges.
afterdeployment.org was developed in response to the 2006 and 2007 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) aimed at improving and augmenting military and civilian health care systems.
- To be the pre-eminent Psychological health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Web portal serving the military community.
- Create and provide media-rich, Web-based, self-care solutions targeting mental health problems commonly faced following a deployment.
- Conduct research and determine best practices for delivering online mental health resources to Service Members, their Families, and veterans.
- Develop PH/TBI standards, processes, and review mechanisms.
- Act as the DoD resource for providing pre-clinical care to Warfighters and their Families in the months following a deployment.
- Coordinate telehealth services to educate, prevent, screen, assess, and treat common adjustment issues.
- Train senior leadership and behavioral health providers on best practices for treatment and prevention approaches using technology.
- Offer self-care solutions for addressing mental health needs.
- Obtain resources necessary to develop new programs on an as-needed basis.
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