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  • Department of the Air Force remains focused on suicide prevention

    In 2019, the Department of the Air Force suicide count and rate were the highest in recent history.
  • Department of the Air Force leaders focus on resiliency

    Senior leaders are focused on building and growing resilience by establishing a task force called Operation Arc Care. This task force is currently reviewing resilience programs and overarching strategy using a phased approach which began in November.
  • 480th ISRW ART inspire United States Space Force strategy

    Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, United States Space Force senior enlisted advisor and Ms. Patricia Mulcahy, Senior Executive Service deputy chief of space operations for personnel virtually visited 16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) Airmen at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Jan. 11, 2021.
  • First Massachusetts Air National Guard mental health technician strives to help Airmen

    The four pillars of resilience are physical, social, spiritual, and mental. Staff Sgt. Victoria von den Benken, 104th Medical Group behavioral health technician, will be spending a lot of time in her new Air Force Specialty Code dealing with the last one of those - mental health.
  • Taking care of AF frontline providers

    Air Force medics are on the front lines against COVID-19, and maintaining their mental well-being is critical to keeping them in the fight. Delivering medical care in a pandemic or other crisis creates new mental health challenges, and makes existing challenges more serious. Medics should be aware of the increased risk to their well-being, and how it could affect their work caring for patients. One of the biggest risks for providers is burnout, or compassion fatigue.
  • Embedded mental health essential during pandemic (Part 2)

    Air Force mental health teams embedded in operational squadrons are helping Airmen deal with stress created by the COVID-19 pandemic to sustain essential operations during the crisis. Embedded mental health took on an increased role during the COVID-19 pandemic. Airmen working in critical roles have added stress, while the pandemic limits traditional methods of mental health support.
  • Embedded mental health essential during pandemic (Part 1)

    Embedded Air Force mental health professionals play a critical role in keeping Airmen mission ready, and during the COVID-19 pandemic they are even more important to maintaining readiness.
  • 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.