Tag Archives: mental health

Flight Surgeons – Making a Stressful Occupation Look Cool

By Lt. Cmdr. Shawnna Chee, PsyD, ABPP, aerospace clinical neuropsychologist, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute How can something that looks so cool possibly be so stressful? As an aerospace clinical neuropsychologist at Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) in Pensacola, Florida, nearly all pilots and air crew I see deny any kind of stress related to their jobs; or if they do mention it, …

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Get Active for Your Mental Health

By Leisha Ferguson, MS, public health educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center It’s that time of year when the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer. Now that you’ve packed away your winter clothing, you may consider getting more exercise to help you get fit for summer. Did you know that physical …

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Mental Health Teamwork a Focal Point of Prevention at Naval Hospital

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Mental Health Department and Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) have been combining resources since 2011 to help patients with recovery, one day at a time. “SARP and Mental Health together provide very effective care, addressing issues as a team. We have multiple experts addressing multiple issues with the …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Christopher T. Ragsdale, LCSW

By Lt. Cmdr. Christopher T. Ragsdale Editor’s note: Throughout March, we’re honoring the important contributions of Navy social workers. Our social workers connect Sailors, Marines and their family members with the care and support they need. Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Ragsdale is U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s resident subject matter expert in community systems and psychological trauma. A Licensed …

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Overcoming Stress Eating

By Cmdr. John Brooks, M.D., Lovell Federal Health Care Center Stress can affect the way we think of food, either consciously or subconsciously. Some people respond to stress by having a decreased appetite while others have an increased appetite. Usually the increase in consumption is with the foods that we enjoy or comfort us. Who cannot remember being given a …

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