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  • Why do we focus on suicide prevention?

    “No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does goes on, and it will be better tomorrow.” –Maya AngelouSeptember is Suicide Prevention Month, and why do we focus on suicide prevention?

  • Easy ideas for reducing stress this summer

    While summertime is a time to relax and unwind, it can also pose a challenge for parents whose kids now have a lot more free time. For the stay-at-home parents, it might mean your child constantly seeks your attention or demands continuous entertainment. For working parents, it becomes the ultimate

  • After high school: Talking with your young adult about underage drinking

    High school students typically graduate in late May or possibly early June. While they’re wrapping up high school studies, high school seniors make important decisions about the rest of their lives. Some choose to pursue a college degree immediately, and others may decide to join the workforce or

  • Stay strong in your choice

    The other day was the first day of spring. The weather is getting nicer, and it is going to be BBQ and parties around the corner. Ever tried to pass on a drink at a party or bar only to end up as the punchline to every joke or pressured by your friends for the rest of the night?

  • Carve out time for self-care to improve overall wellness

    One thing that is true for all of us in the Air National Guard is that we juggle many priorities on a daily basis, and sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves.It takes work to prioritize our own wellbeing. But we need to model good habits for our families, friends, and those we lead and

  • Connect with family and friends during the holidays

    Holiday celebrations are different all around, and even when people celebrate with family, friends and loved ones, they can still feel lonely. The past two years have been more difficult for some because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some individuals have been unable to visit family and friends during

  • Healthy Relationships Improve Social Fitness and Readiness

    Building healthy relationships strengthens your social fitness. There is not a “one size fits all” when it comes to defining a healthy relationship. Your perspective, values and deal breakers change as you age. A relationship that made you happy in your 20s may not look anything like what you want

  • What is eCheckup to Go?

    We know with the COVID-19 pandemic there has been an increase in alcohol consumption. The 182nd Airlift Wing has partnered with San Diego State University to offer a personalized, anonymous, online resource that focuses on changing behavior of drinking too much alcohol. It is not a static assessment

  • Let’s Get Informed About Binge Drinking

    The holidays are behind us but we are still in the middle of the COVID pandemic. There are many risks of drinking too much, however, drinking is still seen as a fun activity. But as we know it can be a slippery slope from one drink to binge drinking.