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Suicide Prevention Month graphic 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 person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
0 8/31
2017
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
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 issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
0 7/26
2017
The Air Force Medical Service is launching a mobile app that will let users access the news and information available on the AFMS website right from their smartphones. New Air Force health mobile app available for patients
The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
0 7/06
2017
In an attempt to improve overall access to medical care, the 30th Medical Group here at Vandenberg recently launched the Self-Initiated Care Kit program. The program will help expedite medication access for patients suffering from short-term medical issues. (Courtesy graphic) S.I.C.K. program designed to alleviate medical care process
In an attempt to improve overall access to medical care, the 30th Medical Group here at Vandenberg recently launched the Self-Initiated Care Kit program. The program will help expedite medication access for patients suffering from short-term medical issues. “The S.I.C.K. program allows patients who have a primary care provider at the 30th Medical
0 1/25
2017
2017, New Year, New You! New Year, New You: Take control of your own health
A new year can mean new opportunities, new discoveries and maybe a few new goals. While the New Year’s Resolution is a common tradition, many of them get abandoned long before the new year is gone again. Setting goals for a healthier you is something everyone can do, if you do it right. “Probably the most important thing is setting goals you can
0 12/23
2016
September is nationally recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, during which resources are promoted and several events are held to bring light to suicide prevention. For more information on suicide awareness, contact mental health at 805-606-8217. (courtesy graphic) Vandenberg observes Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is nationally recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, during which resources are promoted and several events are held to bring light to suicide prevention. Suicidal thoughts or symptoms can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or background. There are multiple warning signs friends, family and colleagues can look for in
0 9/08
2016
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