• Stay mentally fit during COVID-19

    The 86th Medical Group is available to help with any stressors, including those related to COVID-19. The group established a COVID-19 Stress Line April 6.

  • A peek behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

    Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better. These stigmas and misconceptions create perceived barriers, preventing Airmen from seeking care. Delaying treatment

  • When the lights go out

    With the hours of daylight decreasing, seasonal affective disorder may occur; a treatable form of depression dependent upon varying exposure to the sun. The 86th MDOS has multiple resources to assist Kaiserslautern Military Community members with treating and preventing SAD.

  • What is ‘healthy aging’ to you?

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Yuyi Jiang, 86th Dental Squadron dental assistant technician, laughs during a photo shoot on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. Being a dental assistant has helped further Jiang’s understanding of healthy aging by emphasizing the importance of oral hygiene.

  • Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one

  • New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

    Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care.

  • Ramstein focuses on suicide prevention

    Members of the 86th Airlift Wing came together to highlight suicide prevention and awareness for Suicide Prevention Month with two major events on base.The first event was held Sept. 22 at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center and featured different base agencies that can provide assistance

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