Tomorrow Darnall Army Medical Center and 3rd Cavalry Regiment will welcome the unit's embedded behavioral health team. This model attaches providers to units at the brigade-level in hopes to get soldiers to seek help where they feel comfortable and familiar.

Fort Hood was the second installation to adopt this embedded model in 2010 under the 1st Cavalry Division. Fort Carson tested it beginning in 2008.

I was first introduced to embedded behavioral health teams when working on a story about more soldiers seeking behavioral healthcare in August 2012 - demand has more than doubled at Fort Hood in the past five years! This embedded model is just one way Darnall is working to fill the need.

To read up on how the program has worked for 1st Cav before reading about tomorrow's event with 3rd Cav, you can find that story, right here.

Contact Rose L. Thayer at or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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