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Real Warriors Campaign

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The Real Warriors Campaign promotes a culture of support for psychological health by encouraging the military community to reach out for help whether coping with the daily stresses of military life, or concerns like depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder. Founded in 2009, the campaign supports the Defense Department’s Psychological Health Center of Excellence in its mission to break the stigma associated with psychological health concerns and encourage those who are coping with a psychological health concern to seek help. The campaign links service members, veterans and their families with care and provides free, confidential resources including online articles, print materials, videos and podcasts. If you or someone you know is coping with any concerns, know that reaching out is a sign of strength.


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Real Warriors and Resilience

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Resilience is the ability to cope with stressful situations and adversity. The warriors featured in this profile share their stories of resilience and explain how leaders at all levels of the military can help foster and support this important characteristic among service members.

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Start the Conversation 29 Sec PSA

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Talking to someone about getting help can be difficult. This video introduces some tips to help you start the conversation.

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Ten Years Strong Sharing the Stories of Real Warriors

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6/18/2021

Since 2009, the Real Warriors Campaign has stood with the military community, empowering service members, veterans and their families with 24/7 resources to manage the symptoms of psychological health concerns. However, our job is not done. Learn how you can use the campaign’s resources to continue to break down barriers to psychological health care and spread the word that reaching out is a sign of strength.

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Start the Conversation 59 Sec PSA

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6/18/2021

Talking to someone about getting help can be difficult. This video introduces some tips to help you start the conversation.

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Video Profile Capt Casey Ross

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6/18/2021

Air National Guard Capt. Casey Ross spent years reliving memories of childhood trauma and delayed seeking treatment due to concerns that it would impact her career. Hear the powerful story of how Capt. Ross overcame the stigma and fear associated with psychological health treatment and turned a traumatic childhood into an opportunity to grow personally, and as a leader in her unit and the broader military community.

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Video Profile: Retired 1st Sgt. Aaron Tippett

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6/18/2021

Retired 1st Sgt. Tippett sustained invisible wounds, including PTSD and mild traumatic brain injuries, from explosions during combat deployments. He shares his story of seeking psychological health care and encourages others to do the same.

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Video Profile: Cmdr. Steve Dundas

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6/18/2021

During Chaplain Dundas' deployment to Iraq, he experienced combat first-hand while providing support to service members. He returned home feeling depressed, angry and disconnected from his faith, but with the support of his command, he received care and learned tools and tips for coping with PTSD.

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Video Profile: Staff Sgt. Stacy Pearsall

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6/18/2021

As a combat photographer documenting every aspect of war, including heavy fighting during multiple Iraq deployments, Pearsall received physical injuries and experienced PTSD from the events she witnessed. With help from a friend, she found needed support through her local VA.

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59 Sec PSA Not All Trauma is Combat Related

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6/18/2021

After spending years reliving memories of childhood trauma, Air National Guard Capt. Casey Ross realized seeking psychological health care was the only way she’d be able to move forward. Hear why she took this critical first step to improve her career and personal well-being.

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59 Sec PSA Overcoming the Barriers of Seeking Treatment

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6/18/2021

After realizing she needed treatment, Air National Guard Capt. Casey Ross felt ashamed and thought she needed to hide it from her command and feared she would lose her flight status. Hear how Capt. Ross overcame the barriers and stigma around seeking care, and how her command and military family fully supported her decision to seek care.

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Video Profile: Sgt. Maj. Raymond Chandler

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6/18/2021
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Retired Sgt. Maj. Raymond Chandler, the 14th Sgt. Major of the Army, experienced combat stress following deployment to Iraq. With the support of his command, Chandler reached out for the care he needed and continues to excel in his career.

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59 Sec PSA Persistence in Care and Treatment

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6/18/2021
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Finding the right provider and right type of treatment takes time and patience. Hear how Air National Guard Capt. Casey Ross persisted to find treatment that worked for her and encourage her military family to do the same.

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59 Sec PSA Embracing Psychological Health Treatment

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6/18/2021

After engaging in care herself and receiving support from her squadron commander and military family, Air National Guard Capt. Casey Ross is working with her unit and military family to share the message that you can get stronger through psychological health treatment.

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PHCoE Depression and Men infograph

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4/9/2021
Infographic about Depression in Men reads: Depression, even severe depression is treatable.  Approximately 6 million American men suffer from a depressive disorder annually.  Service members returning from combat deployments have an increased risk of developing depression.  Men are less likely than women to admit to negative mood states or to seek treatment for mental health issues.  Almost 9% of men in the U.S. feel anxious or depressed day to day.  Fewer than half of those men seek help from a mental health professional or take medication.  Men may experience depression symptoms beyond the traditional symptoms of low mood, withdrawal and sleep problems, including: Anger and irritability, substance misuse and rist taking behaviors.  The lifetime prevalence rate for alcohol dependence is twice as high in men as it is in women.  Men take their own lives at nearly 4 times the rate that women do. Remember depression is treatable. Talk to your health care provider today.  Need help finding a professional?  Question on depression? Call the Psychological Health Resource Center at (866) 966-1020

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