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Good mental health critical to readiness
November 20, 2017
Mental health readiness

Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle
September 11, 2017
Suicide Prevention Month graphic

New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
July 19, 2017
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement began July 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Steve Thompson)

PTSD doesn’t have to be fought alone
June 27, 2017
An Airman walks into Joint Base Charleston’s mental health clinic on post-traumatic stress awareness day June 27, 2017. Although PTSD may be associated with combat and the military, non-combat related incidents such as assaults, natural disasters, abuse and accidents can also cause the onset of the disorder. Starting in 2010, Congress named June 27 PTSD Awareness Day. In 2014, the Senate designated the full month of June for National PTSD Awareness to promote effective treatment of the disorder throughout the year.

PTSD Awareness leads to positive treatment
June 25, 2016
If you, or someone you know, have been through a traumatic event, seek out a mental health provider and request a screening. PTSD does not usually go away on its own and the earlier you seek help the sooner  you can start feeling better and return to the life you want to lead.  (AF Graphic)

Coping with stress through healthy thinking
June 13, 2016
Coping With Stress Through Healthy Thinking (AF Graphic)

Air Force increases access to behavioral health care
June 6, 2016
The Behavioral Health Optimization Program, or BHOP, integrates behavioral health personnel into primary care clinics, to provide “the right care, at the right time, in the right place.” Beneficiaries with behavioral health concerns can seek care directly through their primary care manager.