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  • The mind matters in May

    As Mental Health Awareness Month unfolds, the significance of mental well-being within the military community takes center stage. Beyond the physical demands of service, the mental toll on soldiers, veterans, and their families underscores the critical need for increased support and awareness.

  • Air Force updates mental healthcare policies, lowers barriers

    On Jan 28, 2022, Air Mobility Command commander, Gen. Mike Minihan tweeted, “Warrior Heart. No Stigma.” with a screen shot of his calendar revealing an upcoming mental health appointment, thus beginning a movement within AMC to eliminate stigma, lower barriers and increase access and options to

  • Shedding light on PTSD

    Amidst the valor and camaraderie of military service, a stigmatized, unspoken battle can haunt the lives of the brave men and women who serve. Overlooked by the heroic tales of valor, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) stands as an invisible yet profound issue that continues to impact military

  • Airman’s Spotlight: Airman 1st Class Monet Gaston-Crevelle

    Airman 1st Class Monet Gaston-Crevelle, 47th Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician, says when she sees her teammates, she also tries to envision herself in their shoes. She finds this helps her be more considerate of them rather than focused on herself. (U.S. Air Force graphic by

  • Soaring to the Summit on the wings of Eagles

    He was stationed at Laughlin in 2016, and by 2018, the renowned cheerleader helped make it possible for a local Del Rio, Texas, team to win a national cheerleading championship. For Maj. Owen-John Williams, 47th Medical Group Mental Health Flight commander and Amistad Eagles assistant cheerleading

  • Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one

  • New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

    Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health

  • PTSD Awareness leads to positive treatment

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time.Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved