Mental health interventions of the 528th Combat Stress Control unit to limit the numbers of psychiatric casualties on recent peacekeeping missions are discussed.
Similarities and differences in the mental health support of Operation Restore Hope (Somalia) and Operation Uphold Democracy (Haiti) are reviewed.
The mission to Somalia was marked by unexpected combat casualties.
The mission to Haiti was marked by unexpected self-inflicted casualties.
Lessons learned by mental health officers serving on these missions are discussed.
Recommendations for prevention of psychiatric casualties on future missions are presented.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé mentale, Prévention, Mission professionnelle, Intervention, Guerre, Etiologie, Psychiatrie, Indication, Homme, Somalie, Afrique, Haiti, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Usage pacifique, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental health, Prevention, Professional responsability, Operation, War, Etiology, Psychiatry, Indication, Human, Somali Republic, Africa, Haiti, West Indies, Central America, America, Peaceful use, Public health organization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0136532
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 21/05/1997.