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June 2022 Articles

Take Advantage of Support EAP Offers Fort Polk Community

06/27/2022
Fort Polk’s Department of the Army (DA) Civilians work hard. That intense drive to get the job done can lead to stress. Add in whatever concerns they are dealing with in their personal lives and it can lead to a toxic mix of anxiety nobody should have to bear alone. The Fort Polk Employee Assistant Program (EAP) is the place they can go to find the support they need to work through those burdens. “EAP gives Fort Polk’s DA Civilians a vitally important, free counseling resource on the installation, one they wouldn’t otherwise have access to,” she said. EAP falls under the umbrella of Fort Polk’s Army Substance Abuse Program.

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PTS Awareness Day Seeks to Inform, Provide Treatment for Those Suffering

06/24/2022
June 27 is Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) Awareness Day, a time to talk about post-traumatic stress disorder, focusing on what it is, and urging people to seek help, for themselves or for someone they feel is suffering from it. It also serves to raise public awareness about the disorder, educate a wide audience about PTS, and provide people affected by PTS with access to proper treatment.

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Behavioral Health Offers Tools, Resources to Soldiers

06/14/2022
U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels in Germany hosted an open house to discuss implemented policies and procedures aimed at removing the stigma associated with service members seeking and receiving mental health services. The main goal of the open house was to increase communication and collaboration between the behavioral health team and the different units. The command teams used this opportunity to meet the behavioral health staff face-to-face and learn about the variety of resources they provide for the community.

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Benelux ACS Normalizes Help-Seeking Behaviors

06/07/2022
As service members and Civilians make a permanent change of station across the globe for new assignments, the stressors of moving, loss of community and integration into new environments can open the door to risky behaviors. The helping agencies of Army Community Service provide solutions that can shift community members from a reactive to a proactive posture. One of those mechanisms at USAG Benelux, is the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program.

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Fort Leonard Wood Brings History and Esprit De Corps into Focus for Army Heritage Month

06/07/2022
Implemented under the Army's Equal Opportunity Program in 2020, Army Heritage Month provides an opportunity for Army leaders to highlight the history and culture of the branch in the weeks surrounding the Army Birthday, June 14. Exhibition attendees learned about available resources from staff with Army Community Service, the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Defense Commissary Agency and the Army Substance Abuse Program, who brought a simulated impaired driving experience (a go-kart that simulates impaired driving).

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Camp Zama Soldier Creatively Designs Bowling Pin, Conveys SAAPM Messages

06/01/2022
For Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, Camp Zama, Japan’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program Office hosted a community contest that asked entrants to decorate a bowling pin. Spc. Anthony Lister, assigned to 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, decided on a shorthand message made up of three letters, a number and a punctuation mark. That message was “;IGY6” meaning, “I’m watching your back.”

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