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87th MDG offers resiliency enhancement visits

Posted 1/24/2013   Updated 1/24/2013 Email story   Print story


by Staff Sgt. Amber Merefield
87th Medical Group

1/24/2013 - JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Active-duty service members may be eligible for a program which offers four visits "off-the-record" at the 87th Medical Group Mental Health Clinic.

The program, called resiliency enhancement visits, encourages active-duty service members who are hesitant to seek mental health services to get the help they may need.

REVs are intended to provide support and education to members experiencing temporary reactions to stressors (i.e. adjustment reactions, grief, relationship and occupational problems). REVs are off-the-record meaning no mental health record will be established and no documentation in the electronic medical record will be made. REVs are completely voluntary, meaning commanders and supervisors cannot direct people to participate.
A mental health clinic staff member will ask screening questions prior to the visit. If the service member is eligible, the REV will commence.

To be eligible for REV, service members must:
-- Self-refer.
-- Be on active-duty orders.

People who are ineligible include those who:
-- Have a current mental health, substance abuse or family advocacy record.
-- Have an active or recent (within the last two years) mental health diagnosis.
-- Are at risk for or are reporting suicidal/homicidal behavior or ideation, or domestic violence.
-- Are currently taking psychotropic medications even if prescribed by a primary care manager

The REV program would not be appropriate for individuals who meet one or more of the four ineligible criteria listed. These people will be referred for a routine mental health assessment and treatment as necessary.

Call the mental health clinic at 754-9324 for more information or to schedule a resiliency enhancement visit.

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