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Air Force secretary talks PTSD, mental health with medical leaders
June 30, 2022
— Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall met with Air Force Medical Service leaders to discuss the Department of the Air Force’s approach to prioritizing post-traumatic stress disorder care and support June 24...
960th CW hosts Mental Health & Resiliency Fair
June 14, 2022
— More than 1,220 Airmen and families attended the 960th Cyberspace Wing’s 2nd annual Mental Health & Resiliency Fair in-person and virtually at the Bob Hope Performing Arts Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland May 14...
Mental Health Awareness: It’s okay to answer Question 21
May 4, 2022
— May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a good time to bring up Question 21 on Standard Form 86, which federal employees complete for initial or renewed security clearances. ...
Invisible Wounds Initiative helps build a supportive culture for Airmen, Guardians, and families through focused leadership
January 27, 2022
— The Command Team Campaign is a communications effort to increase knowledge and enable command teams to build connectedness, trust, and openness to tough conversations about cognitive, emotional, or behavioral conditions associated with trauma or adverse life events...
Restoring mental health in the New Year
January 26, 2022
— When the New Year comes around, many people look at re-establishing positive aspects of their life. They declutter their homes, start a new workout routine, work on paying off debt or start a new hobby. Either way, the decisions they make are beneficial to restoring their mental health. ...
Tough Conversation: Suicide, mental health awareness
December 23, 2021
— Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller, the 502d Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Casy Boomershine hosted their “Tough Conversation” forum Dec. 14, 2021, where they discussed suicide awareness and mental health issues with 12 JBSA-Randolph members...
Relationships, connections, support critical to preventing suicide
September 15, 2021
— Challenges created by the pandemic have left many feeling stressed and isolated. During times like these, relationships and interpersonal connections to family and friends are vital to a person’s wellbeing...
PTSD: Seeking out mental health care is the first step to wellness
June 29, 2021
— Service members, family members and veterans who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder may repeatedly re-experience their ordeal as nightmares, flashbacks or frightening thoughts, especially when exposed to events that remind them of their original trauma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
960th CW hosts Mental Health and Resiliency Fair at JBSA
May 26, 2021
— The 960th Cyberspace Wing kicked off National Mental Health Awareness Month by inviting service members, civilians and their families to its inaugural Mental Health and Resiliency Fair at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland May 1 with more than 800 attendees both in-person and virtually...
Reducing the stigma, encouraging mental health care in the military
May 19, 2021
— 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, stigma remains a significant issue within the military...
Through good days and bad: A caregiver supports wife's recovery from invisible wounds
May 10, 2021
— There are many roles a person will play in a lifetime. For military families, these roles often cross the threshold of personal and professional life...
Department of the Air Force leaders focus on resiliency
February 10, 2021
— 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...
Maintaining good mental health vital through ongoing pandemic
February 9, 2021
— The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has created new challenges for everyone. Normal routines have been replaced by unfamiliar isolation and adjustments to home-life, work, and school...
AFSFC Airman aims to save world, one book at a time
August 28, 2020
— Master Sgt. Daniel Crook serves his country as a military working dog scheduler at the Air Force Security Forces Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland by day, but by night he writes and illustrates books for children. Through his stories, he hopes to bring a little light to what many see as a troubled world...
Commentary: Listening and leadership can save lives
July 28, 2020
— Tech. Sgt. Daniel Rakowski knows what it feels like to lose a friend to suicide and never wants to experience it again. In 2012, a friend who had recently separated from the Army died by suicide. Rakowski saw firsthand how the Soldier’s death so deeply affected those around him – his family, his friends and Rakowski himself...
Taking care of military medical frontline providers
June 22, 2020
— 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. One of the biggest risks for providers is burnout, or compassion fatigue...
Redefining 'normal' mental health care still means delivering quality patient care
May 5, 2020
— Mental Health Technicians (4Cs) in Air Education and Training Command are redefining what “normal” is during the COVID-19 pandemic, while still delivering quality patient care in various different methods and providing Disaster Mental Health services when requested. ...
#RiseUp Mental Health, Resiliency at JBSA
May 4, 2020
— Members of the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Mental Health Clinic and 737th Training Group Military Training Consult Service mental health team spent My 4 motivating others with words of encouragement for base personnel and community members as part of a mental health and resiliency effort during the COVID-19 pandemic at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland...
COVID-19 crisis poses mental health challenges as well as physical demands
March 25, 2020
— Like many communities throughout the United States, Joint Base San Antonio is feeling the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic...
Loving well this Valentine's Day: Tips for Military Marriages
February 13, 2020
— It’s February at Joint Base San Antonio, and as everyone knows, February is the month of love. Last week, I sat down with Dr. Kendra Lowe, a military spouse and former active-duty service member, to discuss marriage in the military and finding ways to spread the love. Dr. Lowe is a practicing clinical psychologist who has published some of her findings in Military Spouse Magazine as well as the Journal of Family Studies...