14 July 2010

"Military Wives Matter" - Get Involved in a Study from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)

Militarywivesmatter.org is part of a nationwide study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and centered at Oregon Health & Science University. The goal of the study is to get a sense of what issues bother military wives most and to provide information about deployment and how it affects families.

From Dr. Celina Oliver, Department of Research Psychiatry, "We really appreciate anything you can do to help us spread the word. We are hoping to be able to use this research to encourage policy makers to support military families more appropriately. Thank you!"

Announcement from the research team:

Has your husband deployed (or will he)?

We don’t have to tell you how hard it is.? But if you would like to know more about what to expect and how to deal with it, there’s a new website that provides information about a variety of topics military wives have said worry them the most..

Note: They definitely want to know about your depression and/or PTSD but, even if you don't feel that this applies to you, you can be useful in other areas. To find out more, go to http://www.militarywivesmatter.org and sign up for the study. Help OHSU with their research and you might even affect policy for spouses everywhere.