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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Eagle Eyes promotes community’s involvement in security

Security forces defend the base, but everyone can help ensure Edwards Air Force Base is safe and sound through the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Eagle Eyes program. Law enforcement officers rely on the eyes and ears of the entire community. If Airmen or citizens notice anything out of the norm or suspicious, either...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Brad White

Winter fire safety tips

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2014 Great American Smokeout Nov. 20

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Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

Guest speaker motivates at ‘DREAM’ team luncheon

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Eric Lipp, founder and executive director of the Open Doors Organization, shared his story at the Edwards AFB Disability Rights Employment Awareness Luncheon at Club Muroc Oct. 28. (U.S. Ai...
 
 

Step up to better health with AFMC’s challenge

Do you have ‘sitting disease’? Too much time sitting down may put you at risk for health problems. When muscles don’t contract, they require less fuel, and the surplus of sugar that accumulates in the bloodstream contributes to health concerns. Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time – watching TV or at...
 
 

Nurturing relationships and a culture of caring*

When life gets challenging, stressors can build and conflicts can escalate, sometimes leading to abuse. Preventing domestic abuse is fundamental to basic relationship maintenance. Partners in healthy relationships work together every day to nurture their relationship, taking care to address issues and concerns when they occur. Healthy relationships should be safe, respectful and positive. Octob...
 




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