In times of stress remember your resources

  • Published
  • By Dan Norton
  • 914th Air Refueling Wing

 

Colleagues of the 914th ARW and families,   

 

In regards to “fear and coping” with the recent events happening, remember your resources:  Now is the time to practice your listening skills and to be a good wingman!

 

Dan Norton, LCSW, BCD

Director of Psychological Health

914 ARW USAFR  

Phone: 716-236-3489

Rm. 121 Bldg. 802

 

Also:  

 

MILITARY ONESOURCE:

 

As the Department of Defense responds to the ever-changing effects of the coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, we at Military OneSource are committed to providing our service members and military families everywhere with up-to-date information, resources and answers regarding its impact on military life.  

 

     -   We have created a dedicated section on our website at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/coronavirus for Department of Defense-related coronavirus updates and impacts. We will update the section regularly so please check in frequently.

     -   We will also post news and important information on Military OneSource social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest - using links at the bottom of this email. Be sure to follow us for updates and to hear from others in the community.

     -   Our Military OneSource call center remains available 24/7/365 for personalized support. Call us at 1-800-342-9647 (OCONUS calling options here: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/international-calling-options).

     -   This can be a demanding time. If you are feeling stressed, counseling services remain available by phone, video and online. To schedule an appointment, call (1-800-342-9647) or live chat (https://livechat.militaryonesourceconnect.org/chat) through our website.

 

As always, our priority is to serve military personnel and their families now and in the days ahead.

 

Visit https://www.militaryonesource.mil/coronavirus

 

CDC GUIDANCE ON MANAGING ANXIETY AND STRESS DURING COVID-19:

 

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. For more information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fcoping.html . The website is updated frequently as the situation changes.

 

COPING WITH STRESS DURING AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAK:

 

When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of an infectious disease such as COVID-19, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress—even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal, and may be more likely or pronounced in people with loved ones in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. In the wake of an infectious disease outbreak, monitor your own physical and mental health. Know the signs of stress in yourself and your loved ones. Know how to relieve stress, and know when to get help. For the full information sheet, please visit: https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4885.pdf

 

Chaplains: 

 

Chaplain Barnes (Protestant chaplain)

Chaplain Hartsell (Protestant chaplain)

Father Falgowski (Catholic chaplain)

 

DSN:  238-2382

COMM:  716-236-2382

 

BRYAN K. ESTEP, MSgt, USAF

Superintendent, Religious Affairs

914 ARW/HC

Niagara Falls ARS, NY

DSN:  238-2382

COMM:  716-236-2382

 

Urgent:

 

Mental Health Crisis Numbers in area Counties:  

Niagara County, NY Crisis Line-24 hr. call Line:   1-716-285-3515

Erie County, NY Crisis Line-24 hr. call line:   1-716-834-3131

Rochester, NY (Monroe County) Crisis Line 24 hr:   ​1-585-275-5151

Syracuse, NY (Onondaga County) Crisis Line 24 hr:  1-315-251-0600

Medina, NY (Orleans County) Crisis Line 24 hr:  585- 343-1212 / 800-359-5727

Allegany County, NY Crisis Line 24 hr:   1-585-593-5706

Cattaraugus County, NY Crisis Line 24 hr:   1-800-339-5209

Erie County, PA Crisis Line-24 hr:  ​1-814-456-2014

Genesee County, MI Crisis Line-24 hr:  1-810-257-3740

Delaware County, OH Crisis Line-24 hr:  1-740-369-3316

 

Remember your resources as well as the EAP:  1-866-580-9078

 

Military Crisis Line 24 hour contact number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), press 1 or text to 838255

PHAP 24 hour contact number:  1-866-417-0707

DoD Safe Helpline: 877-995-5247, http://www.safehelpline.org/