Health & Safety

September 27, 2013

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and to promote self-awareness, anonymous and free depression screening is available at www.myhealth.va.gov.

For anyone that needs help, the following resources are available:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:  800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)

Mental Health Office:  (661) 277-5291

Employee Assistance Program:  (661) 277-1183 / 800-222-0364

Air Force Aid Society: (661) 277-0723

Airman & Family Readiness Center: (661) 277-0723

Chaplains: (661) 277-2110

Command Post: (661) 277-3040

Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC): (661) 742-4733

Military One Source: 800-342-9647

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator: (661) 277-SARC (661-277-7272)




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Teal Helping Hands

Air Force photograph The Teal Helping Hands display, currently at the Oasis Community Center, is a traveling wall project presented by the 412th Test Wing’s Sexual Assault Prevention Office. The display will also head to Bldg. 3000 next to close out Sexual Assault Prevention Month.   Throughout the month of April, which is Sexual Assault...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit

‘Motorcycles are everywhere’

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Always be on the lookout for motorcycles while driving. Have you noticed more motorcyclists on the road lately? Have you looked for motorcyclists while driving? After a multi-vehicle acci...
 
 

Teaching fire safety

Each year children are victims of serious injuries and death due to fire. As a parent, it’s important to know that there are specific things that can be done to increase the level of fire safety in your home. It’s also important to know that if you take fire safety seriously, you can drastically improve...
 

 
emergency

No emergency services, but help available at Edwards

There are no emergency services at Edwards Air Force Base, but emergencies will arise. Edwards offers a 24/7 paramedic ambulance service to respond to any emergency on the installation within eight minutes. The initial minutes...
 
 

New VA clinic to open in Lancaster

The Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, in partnership with STG International, Inc., will be hosting a grand opening of the new Lancaster Community Based Outpatient Clinic 10 a.m.-noon, April 3. This new state-of-the-art CBOC will have the latest in modern technology for a Primary Care Clinic and Mental Health Services with VA staff...
 
 
anti-terror

Edwards Antiterrorism Office provides tools for social media security

In recent months, there has been a rise in the targeting of military members and their families on social media sites. It is important to remember that on the internet people are not always who they say they are. Nefarious acto...
 




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