Health & Safety

April 20, 2012

Reserve program there for those who need help

Courtesy of 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Rona Barrett, a TV personality, once said, “The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it, whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul.”

Today we are living in stressful times and it’s not always easy to maintain our resiliency, sometimes we need to ask for help.

The Air Force Reserve Command has put together a program to help its citizen Airmen maintain their balance and health. The AFRC Psychological Health Advocacy Program provides mental health resources to all AFRC members and their families, regardless of their deployment status. Their mission is to build a culture of support for psychological health prevention and resiliency which is a part of normal military life.

The Yellow Ribbon program provides regional mental health teams who assist reservists and their families to locate resources regardless of income or location and ensures that quality mental health care services are provided to those requesting services. They also provide wing leadership consultants regarding psychological health concerns.

“Our service is free and confidential with the exception of duty to warn, harm to self or others,” said Roselyn Leyva, AFRC psychological health advocacy outreach specialist in the western region. “We provide resource and referral services for any type of mental health issues as well as other issues such as child and youth, financial relationships, and more. Our objective is to be proactive and help to alleviate common stresses and strengthen emotional wellness.”

AFRC PHAP services are free and available 24/7 for reservists and their families. Services are also confidential (exception of duty to warn).

“Our case facilitator will perform an initial assessment and provide resources and referrals,” Leyva said. “She also performs follow-up to ensure the Airmen or family members needs or concerns were met and will provide additional resources if needed.”

In addition to a case facilitator, the program also has outreach specialists who are responsible for outreach, education, advocacy and training for installation leaders and Yellow Ribbon Program events. They also serve as liaison for Air Reserve technician’s at Reserve medical units.

Many resources are available by phone or online. Others are located in your community and some services will come to you. PHAP members use federal and private services such as active-duty and Reserve resources, Veterans’ Affairs, military family life consultants and Military One Source, to address relevant mental health concerns.

 

For more information, call a west regional representative: 

Karen Orcutt, RN, (707) 424-2704

Suzy Phillips, (707) 424-8189

Roselyn Leyva, (707) 424-8896




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Street Beat

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 11 through 24: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 20 moving and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 21: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in the Bldg. 1124 parking lot. Security forces verified the damage and facilitated information exchange....
 
 

TRICARE members beware of callers asking for PII

The Defense Health Agency, Office of Program Integrity has received a significant number of concerns from TRICARE beneficiaries regarding unsolicited attempts by so-called call centers to ask them to provide personal identifying information and health information so the caller can allegedly provide prescribed cream medications to the TRICARE beneficiary. TRICARE and its contractors never call...
 
 
Senior Airman James Hensley

May: Asthma Awareness Month – Controlling symptoms important to quality of life

Senior Airman James Hensley Marian Budnik, 56th Medical Group healthcare coach, shows Stephen Delgado, 56th MDG customer support technician, how to use peak flow which measures lung function May 5 at Luke Air Force Base. Health...
 

 

Street Beat

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 4 through 10: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 21 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents May 8: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a privately owned vehicle and a fixed object at Bldg. 1514. There were...
 
 

TRICARE revises coverage by screening compound drugs

Beginning May 1 Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, began screening ingredients in compound drug claims to ensure they are safe and effective and covered by TRICARE. This screening process is like the one TRICARE already uses for other prescription drugs, but it will now apply to the ingredients in compound drugs. Compound drugs are...
 
 

What motorcyclists and passenger vehicle drivers should know

Helmets: Even if you drive in a state that does not require the use of a helmet, it is recommended to wear one. NHTSA estimates that helmets saved the lives of 1,699 motorcyclists in 2012. If all motorcyclists had worn helmets, an additional 781 lives could have been saved. Licensing issues: 24 percent of motorcycle...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin