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Behavioral Health Research and Outreach Support

Promoting awareness, early identification, and treatment of stress disorders


Overview

The physical and emotional stress of deployment can have an unimaginable impact on the mental health of active duty personnel, veterans, and their families. Coping mechanisms may include alcohol and substance abuse or in the worst case, suicide. Leidos offers an array of services designed to mitigate the effects of stress disorders and enhance quality of life, bolster mission readiness, and support the services' retention goals.

Leidos provides a team of doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, epidemiologists, and scientists who are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of servicemen and women and their families.

Analyzing Effects of Combat and Operational Stress

We conduct research on post-traumatic stress disorders and traumatic brain injuries to identify potential treatments and improve outcomes. Leidos promotes resiliency through training and education to help active duty personnel and their families cope with stress before, during, and after deployment. We educate physicians and healthcare professionals on how to recognize the signs of behavioral health disorders and have helped to introduce alternative medicine therapies such as acupuncture. Leidos health promotion experts also support efforts to reduce the stigma of seeking help for behavioral health issues.

Substance Abuse Counseling for Youth

For active duty soldiers and their families stationed overseas, Leidos delivers a comprehensive, community-based program for adolescents to educate them on the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse. Services include prevention and education, identification and referral, and outpatient substance abuse treatment. This helps to bolster mission readiness, strengthen family life, and reduce early returns and costly international and community incidents.

International Employee Assistance Program

Leidos works with corporations and the U.S. government to optimize the productivity and retention of employees stationed abroad. Through our international employee assistance program, we provide services and devise strategies that help employers reduce workplace stress and improve the overall quality of life for expatriate workers.

Our behavioral health services include:

Behavioral Health Research and Outreach Support Services
Service Benefit
Adolescent substance abuse counseling services
  • Helps improve mission readiness and strengthen family life
Combat and operational stress research
  • Identifies and helps remove barriers to seeking behavioral health services
  • Promotes awareness and early treatment of combat-related stressors
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research
  • Supports development of effective stress mitigation and suicide prevention therapies and treatments
Behavioral health assessments
  • Assists in identifying individuals susceptibility to PTSD
Behavioral health assessments
  • Assists in identifying individuals susceptibility to PTSD
Complementary and alternative medicine program development
  • Supports treatments for PTSD, TBI and musculoskeletal issues
Resilience promotion
  • Bolsters mission readiness and supports retention
  • Offers tools to help servicemen and women cope with the stresses encountered before, during and after deployment
  • Helps improve the quality of life of service personnel, veterans, and their families
Evocative training
  • Training military personnel on how to discuss sensitive topics can help save lives