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HEALTH AND WELLNESS


              Stopping Military Suicides


            Veteran Voices to Help Prevent Deaths
                      KATE HENDRICKS THOMAS AND SARAH PLUMMER TAYLOR,
            FOREWORD BY PATRICK MCGUIGAN
              As suicides among members of the U.S. military and veterans continue at a rate higher
            than in the general population—nearly 20 each day—and their calls for help become
            louder, with three veterans waiting for treatment outside Veterans Administration hospitals
            in 2019 committing suicide, authors and former U.S. Marines Kate Hendricks Thomas and
            Sarah Plummer Taylor present a call for a new approach to help halt the needless deaths.
            Thomas, now a researcher and assistant professor of public health, and Plummer Taylor,
            now a social worker and adjunct professor, detail a plan to establish preventative training    November 2020 ,  167pp ,  6 1/8x9 1/4
            for mental fitness that will help psychologically “vaccinate” service members against   Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7507-6
            depression and PTSD, the most common precursors to suicidal thoughts. Thomas and    $39.00 ,  £29.00 ,  €33,00
            Plummer Taylor detail their mental fitness training program to shift from post-trauma   eBook: 978-1-4408-7508-3
            treatment to pre-trauma prevention. Each topic addressed is illustrated with stories
            from veterans. Part of the solution, Thomas and Plummer Taylor explain, is to present     KATE HENDRICKS THOMAS , PhD, is a
            prevention as something for all service members and as a positive, strength-building,   Marine Corps veteran with a doctorate in
                                                                              health education and health promotion.
            challenging activity for champions, as opposed to a post-trauma treatment only for
            “weak and broken” warriors.                                       SARAH PLUMMER TAYLOR , MSW, is a
                                                                              Marine Corps veteran, counselor,
                                                                              consultant, and researcher with a focus
              FEATURES                                                        on mental and behavioral health and
            •  Includes a plan for proactive military measures to establish knowledge and habits  community engagement.
              to help service members, before trauma, become depression- and suicide-resistant
            •  Includes vignettes from veterans explaining the “warrior culture” that makes service
              members and veterans treatment-recalcitrant after trauma


              Understanding and Treating

            Chronic Fatigue

            A Practical Guide for Patients, Families,
            and Practitioners

                      JOEL L. YOUNG
             “ diagnosis of CFS. His extensive experience with treating and researching
              Young offers a welcome and well-organized look at the symptoms and
              CFS make him a reliable source on this complex condition. ”
                                                 —Library Journal, September 25, 2020
              Millions of Americans experience chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a continuous exhaustion    August 2020 ,  231pp ,  6 1/8x9 1/4
            and a feeling comparable to that of having just run a marathon when all they have done is   Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7192-4
            a daily living task, such as taking a shower or getting dressed.   $39.00 ,  £29.00 ,  €33,00
                                                                              eBook: 978-1-4408-7193-1
            Doctors don’t have tests for CFS, and some think it’s a faux or psychological disorder.
            Joel Young, MD, in this heavily researched book, explains why it is a true physical illness     JOEL L. YOUNG , MD,  is medical director
            and how it may be treated. He details how he successfully treats the symptoms, which   of the Rochester Center for Behavioral
            can include severe fatigue, “brain fog,” chronic pain, and sleep problems. Unlike doctors   Medicine in Rochester Hills, MI, and clinical
            who recommend exercise, supplements, or opioid medications, Young integrates such   associate professor of psychiatry at Wayne
                                                                              State University School of Medicine.
            options as long-acting stimulants, meditation, and dietary changes to reduce fatigue, as
            well as non-opioid drugs, medical marijuana, and self-help options including yoga for the
            associated chronic pain.

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