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  • 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
  • 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
  • Herschel Walker: No shame in asking for help

    No matter how mentally tough you may be, it’s always okay to ask for help when facing a challenge or dealing with a mental health issue. That was Herschel Walker’s message to Team Kirtland audiences during a visit to the base Dec. 12-13. Walker came to the base to tell Airmen about his suffering and emphasize that there is no shame in asking for