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Joint Base San Antonio
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Post-traumatic stress disorder
Department of the Air Force to review discharges of veterans with mental health conditions, experiences of sexual trauma
September 28, 2023
— The Department of the Air Force, or DAF, has agreed to review the discharges of thousands of veterans affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, or other mental health conditions, or who experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment. The DAF will also implement administrative reforms for individuals who apply to have their discharge statuses upgraded in the future...
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...
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...
Tough Conversations: Dealing with the effects of PTSD
July 1, 2021
— Brig. Gen. Caroline Miller, 502d Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Wendell Snider hosted their “Tough Conversation” forum on the topic of PTSD June 29 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in recognition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month...
Living with PTSD: Family Style
June 30, 2021
— Many people have heard of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, and associate it with a tragic car wreck, military combat or sexual assault. Although those events can cause PTSD, there are hundreds...
Brooke Army Medical Center Soldier ready to run to raise suicide awareness
May 21, 2020
— Sgt. 1st Class Maité Bengoa, the enlisted advisor to the deputy commander of health readiness at Brooke Army Medical Center, is prepared to run for a good cause...
5th Medical Recruiting Battalion hosts PTSD lecture in New Orleans for physician residents
August 30, 2019
— The 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston partnered with residency programs throughout the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas to conduct didactic lectures on post-traumatic stress disorder Aug. 9...
Service dog rescues veteran from despair of PTSD
June 29, 2018
— After battling night terrors and the pain and anxiety of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for decades, an Air Force veteran found his lifeline at the end of a dog leash. (Editor's Note: This is part 2 of Ryan Kaono's story about living with PTSD.) ...
Living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; a veteran's story
June 22, 2018
— Post-Traumatic stress disorder carries him into the depths of fear and pain; reliving images of death and destruction. Closing his eyes to night terrors at sundown and fighting through daily anxiety attacks eventually pushed him to the brink of suicide so he could put an end to the never-ending cycle. It wasn’t until his second suicide attempt that Air Force veteran and Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center support agreement manager Ryan Kaono took steps to face his invisible scars and reach out for help...
A peek behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas
June 21, 2018
— Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better...
Former undercover detective to speak about resiliency
November 21, 2016
— Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, expert and motivational speaker, Bob Delaney is scheduled to speak to Soldiers assigned to Joint Base San Antonio at the Fort Sam Houston Theater Dec. 2...