Supporting Mental Health in the Veteran Community: Thank You Service Members
As part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to serve the behavioral healthcare community, we are proud to support the Society of Uniformed Services Psychiatrists in honor of Veteran’s Day this November. Learn more about the organization, its membership, and its mission below, plus access resources compiled by PRMS’ risk managers to aid in the treatment of military patients.
This Veteran’s Day, PRMS thanks our troops for their service to our country, as well as the dedicated psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who care for our service members, both active duty and veteran. Members of the Society of Uniformed Psychiatrists (SUSP) fall into both categories.
SUSP is a national district branch composed of active duty, activated guard/reservist, and retired Army, Navy, Air Force, and Public Health Service psychiatrists collaborating to advance military psychiatry and develop leadership in the field of psychiatry. As stated on the organization’s website, to achieve this vision, SUSP works to:
- Advance the professional development of its members through education, mentorship, sponsorship, coaching, and networking
- Promote the health and wellbeing of its members by building a cohesive community of uniformed psychiatrists
- Promote the advancement of military psychiatry
- Optimize the psychiatric care of service members and their families by heightening the awareness and the importance of uniformed psychiatrists-led patient care, education, and research programs
"SUSP helps close the gap of unique challenges that military psychiatrists face,” says Dr. Rahul Amin, SUSP President. “This includes enabling community with others with shared experiences of operational and combat service, as well as the logistical challenges of moving around every few years and away from typical APA district branches. We are the only district branch with members that are spread across the globe and proud to help advance their professional development as we advocate for military service members with mental health needs."
To learn more about the Society of Uniformed Psychiatrists and upcoming programs and educational events, visit www.susp.org.
PRMS is pleased to offer our medical malpractice insurance program to veteran servicemembers practicing psychiatry, as well as to provide the psychiatric community with specialized resources related to treating veterans and active duty servicemembers. Our team of risk managers has developed the following booklet to support military mental health efforts – "Military Suicide Prevention Resources” contains a compilation of articles and materials from various sources, including one of our own risk management tips, "Practical Pointers for Managing Risk When Treating Patients with Suicidal Behaviors."
The military resources and booklet offered by PRMS, can be found here: www.prms.com/military.
To learn more about the superior psychiatry-specific insurance program and comprehensive services offered by PRMS, click here.
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