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Mental health readiness Good mental health critical to readiness
Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health issues get better quickly without any negative career impact.
0 11/20
2017
September is Suicide Prevention Month throughout the United States. During the month, organizations provide information about identifying warning signs of suicide, increase the understanding of what leads to suicide and promote helpful resources. The Air Force encourages Airmen who identify an individual considering suicide to use the A.C.E. model: ask directly if a person is considering suicide, care by actively listening and removing means for self-injury, and escort the person to a helping organization. For more information, visit the Air Force suicide prevention website at www.af.mil/Suicide-Prevention. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Suicide Prevention Month raises awareness, promotes understanding
Throughout September, organizations across the United States make efforts to raise awareness of a mental health issue affecting many demographics. During Suicide Prevention Month, organizations promote the understanding of suicide by providing information about how individuals can identify warning signs and how they can help themselves or others
0 9/20
2017
Suicide Prevention Month graphic Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle
September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
0 8/31
2017
A U.S. Airman assigned to the 79th Fighter Squadron kisses his spouse after returning to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 4, 2017. Airmen returned after a six-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) From reunion to reintegration
As military members and their families reunite after a deployment or an extended separation, their resiliency, or ability to bounce back, is tested.
0 5/11
2017
If you, or someone you know, have been through a traumatic event, seek out a mental health provider and request a screening. PTSD does not usually go away on its own and the earlier you seek help the sooner  you can start feeling better and return to the life you want to lead.  (AF Graphic)
PTSD Awareness leads to positive treatment
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time.Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years.“Twenty years
0 6/25
2016
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