Letters Mental health of offenders

Young military veterans show similar help seeking behaviour

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39128.705718.3A (Published 22 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:382
  1. Lauren N van Staden, project coordinator (lauren.van_staden@kcl.ac.uk),
  2. Nicola Fear, senior lecturer in military epidemiology,
  3. Amy Iversen, clinical lecturer,
  4. Claire French, research associate,
  5. Christopher Dandeker, Codirector, King's Centre for Military Health Research,
  6. Simon Wessely, Codirector, King's Centre for Military Health Research
  1. King's College London, London SE5 9RJ

    A study undertaken by the King's Centre for Military Health Research had similar findings to those reported by Howerton et al.1 The study investigated the help seeking paths of young men (n=74) leaving Colchester Military Corrective Training Centre, colloquially known as the “military prison.” Young veterans found it difficult to access available resettlement services for a variety of reasons …

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