Interview with Dr. Julie Kinn with the Defense Health Agency Connected Health Branch

“Defense Health Agency’s Connected Health Branch is the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) innovative provider of behavioral health technologies, supporting DoD’s goals for increasing access to care, establishing best practices and standards and reducing the stigma associated with seeking mental health services.”

“Dr. Julie Kinn works for Defense Health Agency’s Connected Health Branch to help develop mobile apps and online resources to improve the lives of service members, veterans, and their families. These mobile and online tools are free, easy to use, and trusted by members of the military community. Some of the apps include: Breathe2Relax, DreamEZ, Virtual Hope Box, and T2 Mood Tracker.”

“In this conversation we discuss why and how the DHA is working to bring these resources into the lives of service members, veterans, and their families through technology and how beginning small habits like a few minutes of daily reflection and meditation can be a great way to care for your mental health and wellness during your career transition out of the military. We also had a great opportunity to dive into the way this transition impacts families, and what the DHA has done to address children that are navigating the transition process along with their military parents.”

Listen to the podcast here.

Source: Dr. Julie Kinn with the Defense Health Agency – May 16, 2019. Veteran Influencer Podcast.

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