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inTransition Program = Better Psychologial Care for Wounded Warriors

March 15, 2011 | By chad.holmes
Transitions in military service – call to active duty, relocation or other events – can be challenging. Service members presented with such a transition while in mental health treatment may need extra resources.  A deployment is a life change --it is moment in time that changes the map of a Service members life, and the lives of his/her family.  It is a transition.  When a Service member and their family up-roots from their home, their community, their schools, and their friends to move to another Post, this is also a life changing moment.  When transitions like this occur --it’s important to help make sure our nation’s Service members have the right support systems in place. A critical transition support system is one that ensures an easy handoff for medical treatment and care related to psychological and behavioral health.   For those receiving treatment for psychological health concerns, the inTransition Coaching and Support Program offers support as they move between health care systems or providers.  InTransition coaches are master’s-level behavioral health clinicians who understand today’s military culture and issues. They provide telephone coaching on how to change providers at the time of transfer or discharge; provide referral support and new provider follow-up; and provide crisis intervention when necessary.   Coaches are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, are accessible from any location and understand and  respect the privacy of Service members and Veterans. To help meet this need, the inTransition program is launching six public service announcements to educate warriors, health care providers and family members about its coaching resources.  The PSAs provide an overview of what the inTransition program can provide to each audience and how to contact the program for more information. Please visit to view the PSAs or to learn more about the inTransition program.  For more information on the inTransition Program, please visit or call their confidential, toll-free number at (800) 424-7877. [youtube ZBH0U-SVvgo nolink]