HomeNewsArticle Display

Psychological Health Advocacy Program serves Citizen Airmen, families

Psychological Health Advocacy Program serves Citizen Airmen, families

The PHAP Team, through telephone calls and/or site visits, provides psychological health referral services to AFRC Reservists and their families to include referral information, follow-up of services rendered, provide outreach services at all AFRC Yellow Ribbon events and assistance to AFRC installation leaders with mental health issues within three regions in the U.S. and Guam. The PHAP Team is not authorized to counsel, diagnose, treat any person requesting assistance.

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. --

The Air Force Reserve Psychological Health Advocacy Program provides a free, confidential path to resources and services for reservists and their loved ones.

One way PHAP representatives promote it is via 15 or more training events sponsored annually around the country by the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, which assists reservists and their loved ones in maintaining resiliency before and after deployments.

At most Yellow Ribbon events, PHAP staff members lead a “Courage to Care” breakout session in which they discuss the deployment cycle and how it affects Reserve Citizen Airmen and those closest to them. During the session, they discuss strategies families can use to help them through the deployment cycle.

“In many cases, family and friends can pick you up when you find yourself overwhelmed or feeling down," said Rolando Edwards, PHAP outreach specialist. If you find that you can't handle it on your own, then it may very well be time for you to seek counseling."


Once reservists are referred to a resource for assistance, the PHAP staff will follow them through the steps until their issue is resolved.

PHAP offers a 24-hour message line at 1-866-417-0707. More information about the program can be found on our page.

Now in its 11th year, the Yellow Ribbon began in 2008 following a congressional mandate for the Department of Defense to assist reservists and National Guard members in maintaining resiliency as they transition between their military and civilian roles. Each year, the Air Force Reserve program trains more than 7,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen and those closest to them in education benefits, health care, retirement information and more.

Original article published April 16, 2019 by Master Sgt. Luke Johnson , 943rd Rescue Group

Air Force Reserve Psychological Health Advocacy Program (South Regional Team)
1492 First Street
Building 922, Room 128
Dobbins ARB, GA 30069-5009
 
24/7 Message Line
 866.417.0707
 
Case Facilitator
 Desk: 678.655.2464
Outreach Specialist
 Desk: 678.655.4356

 

Twitter
#HAPPENINGNOW: Staff Sgt. Kevin Greene, a sports mentor and #AFW2 Ambassador is about to throw the first pitch at t… https://t.co/9Y7vOgvr68
Twitter
#AFW2_warriorwednesday Retired Chief Master Sgt. Michael Cuevas. joined the #AirForce in 1996 and served as an RF… https://t.co/6MZCrUpPH7
Twitter
#DYK: @AFW2 Ambassador events bring a REALITY to RESILIENCY and allow our #warriors to share their stories with the… https://t.co/nLWPMlAs58
Twitter
@usairforce Ambassadors with the @AFW2 program spoke to members of 18th Air Force this morning about the importanc… https://t.co/XGTxbodFj6
Twitter
.@usairforce leaders, show your fellow #Wingmen they’re safe in your care. Through a supportive culture, encourage… https://t.co/G2Flq2astz
Twitter
Today was #ResiliencyDay at the North Central Warrior Care Event! Warriors and their #caregivers had the opportunit… https://t.co/UHI0x1FxYb
Twitter
RT @RealAFOSI: Thank you @AFW2 for taking care of our airmen in their time of need! We are proud of retired Master Sgt. Boccher for all th…
Twitter
"So I put all of my trust and my faith into this program and I encourage you all to do the same!" 🙌🏻❤️ Master Sgt.… https://t.co/uexnG2pWjm
Twitter
The North Central Warrior Care Event officially kicked off last night! 🙌🏻 #Warriors and their caregivers met with t… https://t.co/4hZBk5g5Dt
Twitter
We asked #TeamScott for help and they sure delivered! 🙌🏻 Over 150 volunteers showed up at Scott Air Force Base toda… https://t.co/qjk2RFRIRK
Twitter
#DYK: The 375th AMW at @ScottAFB maintains responsibility for the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Training Squadron at… https://t.co/QkbX0hoGBF
Twitter
#AFW2_warriorwednesday Staff Sgt. Samantha Woods entered the #AirForce in April 2013. A 2016 rocket attack in… https://t.co/WW75xZoIe1
Twitter
Today is National #PurpleHeart Day. Initially, enrollment in #AFW2 was focused on those service men and women who w… https://t.co/272ETISXaN
Twitter
#AFW2_warriorwednesday retired Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Carentz joined the #AirForce in 1994 as a cardiopulmonary… https://t.co/FfmkJBon5V
Twitter
@GenDaveGoldfein⁩ sent out guidance last week for all units to take a day to talk about #resiliency and combatting… https://t.co/ZKbDRMYdwT
Twitter
Learn more about resiliency here https://t.co/UGTj9h6PWf
Twitter
#AFW2_warriorwednesday Senior Airman Jessica Thelen joined the #AirForce in 2016 working in intelligence. She is a… https://t.co/aWmWD9h75p
Twitter
Our #AFW2 Ambassadors are paving the way for a better understanding on how the program helps wounded, ill and injur… https://t.co/nKxYRRAzs0
Twitter
Great things happening ⁦@RamsteinAirBase⁩ with #AFW2. Follow the action on FB. https://t.co/OD5jeAHq88
Twitter
5,150
Follow Us