Mental Health

Health & Wellness, Military Life May 11, 2021

Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children

Zena L., Editor

Family Advocacy Program Managers, like you, can help parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals who work with children in your military community address problematic sexual behavior (PSB) in children and youth. Make sure your community ...

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Health & Wellness, Work Life & Safety March 25, 2021

Stress Management for Emergency Personnel

Zena L., Editor

Stress management for emergency personnel should start at home. All emergency personnel (first responders, emergency medical service, law enforcement, wildland firefighters, etc.) face challenging and often extremely stressful obstacles in their l...

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Health & Wellness December 16, 2020

Easing Pandemic Stress During the Holidays

Amanda S., Senior Editor

The holidays are quickly approaching and with them come the inevitable hustle and bustle of shopping for presents, putting up decorations and making plans to visit loved ones. However, with the world still desperately trying to overcome the corona...

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Health & Wellness, Security & Preparedness October 29, 2020

Managing Critical Incident Stress Reactions in First Responders

Maggie K., Editor in Chief

When responding to emergency events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, you will see and experience things that may have an effect on your ability to function. Critical incident stress is a healthy person’s pain response to an abnormal event, somet...

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Health & Wellness October 27, 2020

Reduce Stress Levels During the Pandemic

Maggie K., Editor in Chief

During an infectious disease outbreak, citizens feel anxious or show signs of stress. Fear and anxiety about an outbreak can be overwhelming. These stress reactions are normal. Remind those in your community to prioritize their physical and mental...

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Health & Wellness, Security & Preparedness March 18, 2020

Look out for These Signs of Extreme Stress in Your Emergency Responders

Clarissa S., Editor

Stress is a state of physical and mental arousal that is a normal part of life, especially for emergency responders. In fact, it can even be positive. For instance, stress can help them deal with challenges on the job. However, at times it can bec...

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Health & Wellness January 7, 2020

Overcoming Anxiety: Top Tips for a Calmer 2020

Amanda S., Editor

If you feel anxious or worried from time to time, you're not alone. These nervous feelings can be brought on by a multitude of things, such as work, relationships, health issues, finances and much more. Regardless of where it comes from, overcomin...

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Health & Wellness December 5, 2019

Taking Charge of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Seasonal affective disorder is no myth – the cold, dark and gloomy fall and winter months lead many people to develop symptoms of depression that even the joyful holiday season can’t help. Inform your community or patients about the realities o...

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Health & Wellness June 13, 2018

Be the Reason Someone You Know Seeks Support: Speak Openly About Suicide and Learn the Warning Signs

Erika S., Editor in Chief

People rarely talk openly about suicide. But talking openly and honestly about emotional distress and suicide is OK. It will not make someone more suicidal or put the idea of suicide in his or her mind. Suicide is a serious public health proble...

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Health & Wellness May 15, 2018

Can't Seem to Shake Off the Blues? Watch Out for These Red Flags of Depression

Katherine E., Editor

We’re all familiar with the ups and downs of life, being in a bad mood and the feeling of sadness. But when feeling down won’t go away and your everyday life is impacted, you may be suffering from depression. Depression is a common, serious illnes...

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