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Know when and where to ask for help

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Airmen and their families have numerous resources on base to help them out when home and work life gets difficult. While supervisors and first sergeants should be their first resources, people in need should not hesitate to seek help when they need it from other organizations on base.

The help offered by the support organizations on base often caters to some issues better than others, so it is helpful to know who best to seek for help.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment: People with alcohol or substance abuse problems can contact the ADAPT Program on base at 773-3182.

Airman & Family Readiness Center: The AFRC has financial experts who can help people having trouble managing their finances. They can be reached at 773-2241.

The AFRC also has a Military Family Life Counselor to help those dealing with problems involving work, school, relationships, marriage, family, grief/death, situational depression, anger or parenting. The MFLC can be reached at 277-6650.

Chaplain: Chaplains are 100 percent confidential and can help people struggling with work, school, marriage, family, grief/death, situational depression or suicidal thoughts. While the chaplain corps are religious in nature, people do not need to be of the same religion or even religious to seek help from them. Chapel staff can be reached at 773-3434.

Family advocacy: The Family Advocacy Program is a Department of Defense-wide effort to prevent and end domestic abuse. People seeking to resolve issues related to relationships, marriage, abuse, neglect, anger or parenting can find help from the Family Advocacy Program, who can be reached at 773-4228.

Health & Wellness Center: The HAWC is staffed by professional health and fitness specialists who provide fitness and nutrition evaluations and counseling. The HAWC is located in the Freedom Hall Fitness Center and can be reached at 773-4292.

Mental Health: The 90th Medical Group Mental Health Clinic provides a range of mandatory and voluntary services for beneficiaries. Care provided is confidential except for certain exceptions, which are discussed with patients before care is provided. People can seek help from the mental health clinic for problems with work, school, relationships, marriage, family, grief/death, situational depression, medication, anxiety/panic, chronic depression, suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts or anger issues. The mental health clinic is located in Bldg. 160 and can be reached at 773-2998.

Behavioral Health Optimization Program: The primary goal of the BHOP is to improve the quality of behavioral healthcare by embedding behavioral health providers (typically psychologists or social workers) within the primary care clinic. BHOP providers strive to provide improved access to behavioral healthcare for all beneficiaries and can help people who need help in the realms of work, school, relationships, marriage, family, grief/death, situational depression, anxiety/panic, or anger issues. The 90th Medical Group BHOP can be reached at 773-3230.

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator: In the event of a sexual assault, a SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim care from an initial report of sexual assault, through disposition and resolution of issues related to the victim's health and well-being. The base SARC can be reached at 773-6444 or found in Bldg. 242.

Airmen on the Personnel Reliability Program should be sure to coordinate with their PRP monitors as appropriate when using these services.