IDF mental health officers practice techniques for combat trauma care

Mental health officers from the IDF’s Southern Command completed a two-day drill this week, examining new techniques for treating traumatized soldiers in the course of battle.

Maj. Noa Berezin told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday that lessons from last summer’s war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip were incorporated into the exercise, though some techniques, based on years of practice and research studies, remain unchanged.

“We know that when there is a conflict involving high levels of clashes and many casualties, some soldiers sustain blows to their mental health. They need a framework for good care,” Berezin said.


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