July 1, 2021
I Am Navy Medicine – Lt. Caitlin Sleight, clinical psychologist - at NMRTC Bremerton
The junior officer of the quarter at for Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton admittedly could not have envisioned her current status in Navy Medicine.
June 29, 2021
New COVID-19 Delta Variant: What you need to know to stay safe
FALLS CHURCH, Va. —
A new and increasingly dangerous variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is rapidly sweeping across the globe. This new variant appears to spread faster, cause more severe disease and is more likely to result in hospitalization.
Also, younger people appear to be more susceptible to the new strain, known as the Delta variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
PTSD: Seeking out Mental Health Care is the First Step to Wellness
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Service members, family members and veterans who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder may repeatedly re-experience their ordeal as nightmares, flashbacks or frightening thoughts, especially when exposed to events that remind them of their original trauma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Fireworks, flames and safety
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—The Fourth of July is celebrated annually through traditions such as barbeques, parties and fireworks, however, it is also a prime time for unnecessary injuries.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Definitions and Treatment Options
Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can occur after someone goes through or sees a traumatic event such as combat exposure, sexual or physical abuse, a serious accident, natural disaster or an assault.
June 28, 2021
59th MDW treats transgender service members
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —
Earlier this year, President Joe Biden signed an executive order making it possible for transgender service members to openly serve in the military, which further strengthened the Transgender Health Medical Evaluation Unit at the 59th Medical Wing.
PTSD Awareness: Removing the Stigma and Seeking Help
“Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again ... we are survivors. If you are here today... you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it through hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors.” – Lori Goodwin, U.S. Air Force Veteran.
EFMP: Stepping it up
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The Exceptional Family Member Program now offers a DD Form 3054 to help the program better serve enrolled families.
June 25, 2021
Goodfellow's SASH Program Leads the Way (with captions)
With the recent addition of Navy students, Goodfellow’s Students Against Sexual Assault and Harassment program, also known as ‘Teal Ropes,’ became the first in the DoD to have joint service participation! SASH is an Air Education and Training Command program that is being considered by other services within their respective training commands.
June 24, 2021
PTSD, What You Should Know
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. —
According to the National Center for PTSD-Department of Veterans Affairs, PTSD is a mental health issue that one may develop after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening event such as a natural disaster, combat, sexual assault, or car accident. They also specify that anyone can develop PTSD and at any time in their life after a traumatic event.