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Families and Suicide

By Kirsten Woodward, BUMED Family Programs Division Head and Director – Project FOCUS Why? It is the universal question asked by anyone affected by suicide. Suicide can be as mysterious and unpredictable as any hidden illness that goes undetected.  Your family member maybe “acting just fine” one day and the next has taken their own life.  There may be outward signs …

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Today: National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day! Military children are a resilient bunch. From moves, to making new friends, deployments. By Carlton Drew, director, Defense Center of Excellence, for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury, Education directorate   A new children’s resource is available for parents, other family members and health care providers. Developed by DCoE, the “Children of …

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Family Matters: Top 10 Reasons I Admire Military Kids

The month of April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, honoring military families and their children.  For more information check out the Department of Defense’s Month of the Military Child homepage. Today blog come from Elaine Sanchez, at the American Forces Press Service. She shares her perspective on the qualities she most appreciate about children from military …

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