This lecture series will cover the challenges our service members and veterans face that either have or may develop a Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse issue while deployed. Attendees will understand what consequences such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression, PTSD, Suicide, Military Sexual Trauma these service members experience during deployment. Effects/changes of the mental health status of the family and support persons through the Pre- and Post-Deployment status. Participants will have a clear understanding of various mental health screening and surveillance tools used to provide and referral sources for treatment for these individuals.
Participants will be able to:
• Understand the mental health consequences of deployments for service members.
• Increase knowledge of mental health issues the family members and support persons experience from pre to post deployment.
• Understand the importance of mental health screening and surveillance for service members and their family members.
• Increase knowledge base of resources and providers available within the Department of Defense (DOD)
About the Speaker
Nicholas Buchli Hospital Corpsman First Class (Fleet Marine Force) is a Mental Health Specialist that has worked in variety of health, and mental health roles during a career spanning 15 years. He began his career serving as a Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman on active duty for 9 years, including 4 tours serving in a healthcare role supporting Marines and Sailors in OIF Operation Iraqi Freedom/OEF Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon discharge he took a position working for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), working with both mental health and intellectually delayed populaces, to include patients in correctional and forensic custody. He is currently employed by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) serving our veteran population in need of inpatient mental healthcare.
Mr. Buchli is a graduate of Old Dominion University, with a Bachelors in Health Sciences with an emphasis on Health Services Administration and a Minor in Management.