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Health and Well-Being

Support the holistic health and well-being of service members and their families.

Promote the resilience of individuals and families through the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual components of health.



IECMH: Practical Strategies to Support Attachment Relationships

January 18, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Throughout OneOp's "That's the Ticket" series, our expert presenters have covered how essential attachment relationships are for infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH)! Over the course of th...

Innovative Ways to Integrate Apps into Clinical Practice

January 24, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Mobile health apps (apps) are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare. Discover how these innovative tools empower Registered Dietitian Nutritionists to lead data-driven discussions, driv...

Building a Safer Future: Insights on Youth Violence and Bullying Prevention

January 25, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Bullying is often a precursor to other forms of youth violence. Violence-based behaviors may include identity-based bullying, gender-based harassment, and sexual harassment. Educating youth about bull...



Supporting Military Teens: Community Healthy Living and Food Security Programs

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST Community support and education can have a great impact on bolstering food security. Our access to and relationship with food connects to our overall health, wellness, and...

Afraid to Ask: Talking with Children About Suicide

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Asking children about suicidal thoughts is terrifying. As parents and caring adults, we don’t want to imagine children could be contemplating ending their life. Adults may struggle with anxious thou...

Diabetes Management for Patients Experiencing Food Insecurity

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Diabetes is a complicated chronic disease that requires daily medical treatment.  Due to the financial strain of purchasing diabetes management supplies, food insecurity is common among this populati...



Navigating Postpartum Challenges in Military Families: Understanding the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Mental Health

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The period following childbirth can be challenging for many new mothers, particularly within military families. Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), encompassing conditions like postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum anxiety (PPA), and postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder, often pose significant mental health hurdles during this vulnerable time for families. When factoring in race…

Understanding Professional & Institutional Stigma Related to Mental Health

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Written by: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Extension Mental Health & Well-Being Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Mental health stigma, as described by Kalichman (2019), encompasses the shame, societal disapproval, or social discrediting experienced by individuals dealing with mental health issues. Within the realm of mental healthcare, two prominent dimensions…
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How to Support Attachment and Child Well-Being, Even in Times of Change and Transition

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Between birth and age 3, a child’s brain develops one million neural connections per second (Center on the Developing Child, 2007). These connections are built through repeated experiences with their caregivers. Babies are born wired for connection, instinctively drawing responses from their caregivers that help strengthen the bond between them…

Weight Stigma

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new medication for weight management in adults with obesity (FDA, 2023). This is just the latest advancement in the management of obesity.