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  • Storytellers: Narratives on mental health

    Three storytellers shared their experiences with overcoming adversity during a Storytellers event hosted by the Violence Prevention Team at the McDaniel Center at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 9, 2021.

  • Mental Health: It takes a village

    Guardian Wingman, a suicide prevention training program designed by the Mental Health clinic at Kadena Air Base, Japan, aims to improve mental health management by building a community of Airmen equipped with the tools to support their fellow wingmen.

  • P3DT supports families, mission readiness

    The PACAF Pediatric Psychological Developmental Team, established at Kadena in 2019, is a force comprised of three medical professionals – a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, a child psychologist and a child psychiatrist. This team has one goal: ensuring children and their families remain

  • The Role of Routine On Mental Health

    Routines anchor a person. During chaotic days or PCS moves, eating dinner at the same time, having the normal Friday night date night, doing dishes to avoid dirty dishes in the sink, or making a bed can bring the sense of “normal” when nothing else is normal. Structure provides the knots in the

  • BHOP helps address mental health related issues

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly half of people with a treatable behavioral health disorder do not seek help from behavioral health professionals. The KAB Behavioral Health Optimization Program seeks to bridge this gap by providing behavioral health care in a

  • 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

  • Getting the help you need

    Post-traumatic stress disorder might be considered by many a byproduct of war and participation in combat; however PTSD is not exclusive to military members, because it can affect civilians as well. Many people may not know it, but there is help readily available at Air Force hospitals and clinics

  • Air Force increases access to behavioral health care

    Nearly half of people with a treatable behavioral health disorder do not seek help from behavioral health professionals, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, 80 percent of this population does visit a primary care manager at least once a year. The Air Force

  • Coping with stress through healthy thinking

    Stress. Even mention of the word can increase anxiety for some. Everyone deals with stress differently, but how you cope with daily stressors can have great impacts on your quality of life and overall health.Stress is actually the body’s response to any demand, including change. According to the