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  • Importance of mental health Q&A's

    Between rising COVID-19 concerns and mandatory health precautions in effect nationwide, there are many factors that can affect a person's mental health. Maintaining a strong and positive state-of-mind during this time can be difficult, but there are many resources available that can help. The leadership team from the 97th Medical Group Mental Health Clinic, Altus Air Force Base, took the time to answer the most commonly asked questions regarding the importance of mental health. The team includes: Maj. Kamy Jenkins, the 97th MDG Mental Health Clinic flight commander, Capt. Andrew Dimond, the 97th MDG Mental Health Clinic element chief, Master Sgt. Jessica Williams, the 97th MDG Mental Health Clinic flight chief, and Capt. Amanda Johnson, the 97th Air Mobility Wing Family Advocacy officer.
  • ‘Disruptive renovation’: Airman fitness vital amid COVID-19 pandemic

    As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts many aspects of our daily lives, staying fit is something Airmen can and should continue to maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Mental health maintenance essential in times like these

    The combination of physical isolation and social distancing can have varying impacts on mental health, and officials from the 66th Medical Squadron are offering tips to keep mental health in check. Anxiety and depression are common reactions to the unknown, but recognizing individual warning signs and developing healthy coping skills can make all the difference for a person’s mental health.
  • Tyndall Airman wins AF mental health NCO of the year

    Mental health plays a significant role in the modern day service member’s readiness. The 325th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron’s mental health clinic ensures that Tyndall’s warfighters are mentally fit and ready to execute the mission.
  • Are you sad or are you SAD?

    It’s that time of year again, when the warm summer fades into autumn chills and frosty winters. The skies become grayer and the sun barely shines. For some, autumn and winter are welcome breaks from the summer heat; but for others, the change in seasons may cause dread. Some individuals suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, also referred to as Depressive Disorder, with the seasonal pattern. As the name suggests, it’s a form of depression that occurs during the seasonal change, particularly after summer until spring.
  • Taking care of Airmen: How the AF Academy's Peak Performance Center helped a cadet recover

    The Peak Performance Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy helps cadets overcome challenges.
  • Mental Health Awareness is a family affair

    The mental health of service members is a major focus across the Department of Defense, but another concern is the well-being of military families.
  • BHOP: The one-stop shop

    There’s a worldwide epidemic haunting our U.S. Air Force Airmen, causing significant grief and hardship. In the recent video, Wright urges leaders at all levels to provide an environment for Airmen to voice their concerns, listen intently to those concerns and then lead them in direction toward the resources available.
  • Overcoming domestic violence: A story of resilience

    As a little boy, the Airman watched, terrified, as his father shoved his mother against a wall, screaming in her face. The angry shouts became muffled as he cupped his tiny hands around his ears in an attempt to escape the horror. But, for the longest time, he could not escape it.
  • Wounded warrior talks resiliency during tactical pause

    In the wake of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s Resiliency Tactical Pause directive, Master Sgt. Jose E. Rijos, Air Force Wounded Warrior ambassador, recounted the traumas of his career with his service dog, Cairo, at his side.
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