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  • Wright-Patt offers courses to empower resiliency

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Everyone has a story and many people deal with mental health challenges. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base stands firm in making resources available to those in need and equipping those who seek to support. Mental health crisis-intervention courses are available

  • Mental struggles often go hand-in-hand with alcohol abuse

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is also devoting attention to the dangers of alcohol abuse this month.With summertime drawing near, important life changes could be on the way for

  • The Wright kind of wellness: Mental

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The different domains within self-wellness (physical, mental, social and spiritual) each play a role in how an individual views themselves, others and life.Without the progress of one, it becomes harder to obtain the desired outcome.Col. Patrick Miller, 88th

  • Resilient kids, ready Airmen

    One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment.The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well

  • A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty.One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy.

  • A peek behind the curtain: The first step of PTSD care

    Perhaps the most difficult part of seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder is making that first appointment, since Airmen are often unsure of what to expect. Not knowing what to expect from mental health providers can get in the way of effective PTSD treatment.

  • A peek behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

    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. These stigmas and misconceptions create perceived barriers, preventing Airmen from seeking care. Delaying treatment

  • Good mental health critical to readiness

    Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health