• Reducing the stigma and encouraging mental health care in the military

    In the military, the stigma of mental health is grounded in the cultural misperception that a service member must have "zero defects" to be mission ready.While the Department of Defense strives to identify and eliminate barriers to care that service members face regarding mental health treatment,

  • 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

  • Mental health flight trains brains

    Whether patients are coming in for help while going through difficult times, feeling down or thinking of suicide, the mental health flight is always ready to help.

  • PTSD doesn’t have to be fought alone

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can be the result of someone experiencing an event that creates a heightened sense of terror or helplessness. PTSD can cause debilitating anxiety and fear throughout the remainder of the affected person’s life. Although PTSD may be associated with combat and the

  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Air Force

    (This is the first AFMS article for the Mental Health Awareness Month series.)Nearly one in five adults, or 43 million Americans, has a diagnosable mental disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Contrary to many other brain disorders, effective treatments are available for