Navy Clinical Psychologist Makes a Difference for Military Families


By Jenny Collins, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs When a child is physically hurt, they go to a nurse or physician to help them heal. When a child is mentally or emotionally hurting, an option would be to go to a clinical psychologist. That’s what military spouses and parents, Army spouse Kristi Rayder and Marine …

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Father’s Day an Emotional and Poignant Part of Men’s Health


By Mass Communication Specialist 1ST Class (SW/AW) Gretchen M. Albrecht, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs  Editors note: With Navy Medicine designating June as ‘Men’s Health’ month, a Sailor shares a few words on the day specifically set aside for husbands and dads currently serving and have served; Father’s Day. Father’s Day is just around the corner.  Children are picking out gifts for dad …

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Reflections of my Father

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By Loretta L. Stein, MD I grew up inspired by my father’s genuine dedication and seemingly boundless energy for taking care of patients. I remember hearing him call his post- op patients from home at the end of the day to check on how they were feeling. I recall admiring the prominently displayed thank you cards and gifts from patients …

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A Corpsman Family (Home) Delivery

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By Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Chad Belmont My wife Brittany and I had planed to welcome our new born at home with the assistance of a mid-wife, but when our baby decided to arrive earlier than anticipated, I knew what to do; don’t panic, stay focused and rely on my training. And so this past summer I had the good fortune …

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 Expressions of Gratitude Go a Long Way


 By Lt. Jay Morrison, Naval Hospital Guam As we move through suicide prevention month, we’re reminded of the important warning signs to watch for in our shipmates, and to spot signs of trouble: increased substance use, withdrawal, recklessness, changes in mood or personality, and especially expressions of hopelessness or wishes to die. We’ve heightened our sensitivity to shipmates who feel alienated, …

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