11 Opportunities to ACT This Season

Managing stress with healthy coping mechanisms takes both patience and practice. As temperatures drop, the COVID-19 pandemic continues, daylight hours decrease and the holidays approach, it may feel as though you have less options to turn to for stress relief, self-care and relaxation. Controllability, one of the Principles of Resilience, is about making choices that … Continue reading 11 Opportunities to ACT This Season

Reframing Stress to Help You Grow

Stress takes on many forms and looks different for everyone. Recognizing and addressing your stressors before they escalate to distress is important. Even understanding the physical signs of stress unique to you (e.g., muscle tension, upset stomach) helps your mind feel more empowered to transform anxious thoughts to more relaxed feelings. According to the American … Continue reading Reframing Stress to Help You Grow

SAIL Referrals Decreasing during COVID-19

Last month, there was a significant decrease in the SAIL referral rate. There is concern that commands are not submitting referrals due to the COVID-19 crisis. Now more than ever, the Navy Suicide Prevention Program is encouraging commands and Suicide Prevention Coordinators (SPCs) to continue submitting SAIL referrals following instances of suicide-related behaviors (SRBs). SAIL … Continue reading SAIL Referrals Decreasing during COVID-19

Relax and Recharge for a Good Night of Sleep

Going to sleep at night can be easier said than done. Whether you’re up late reflecting on the past or thinking about the future, our minds may need additional prompting in order to slow down before bed. From our emotional well-being, to our safety, to supporting our circadian rhythm, maintaining healthy sleep habits and routines … Continue reading Relax and Recharge for a Good Night of Sleep

Three Easy Tips for Improving Your Heart Health

While Valentine’s Day gets the majority of the heart-related attention in February, there’s another reason to celebrate – February marks American Heart Month, an observance focused on raising awareness about maintaining a healthy heart through proactive prevention. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death … Continue reading Three Easy Tips for Improving Your Heart Health