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 May is 
Mental Health Awareness  

 
Taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health.                  
The two aspects of health are intertwined and impact one another. 

Mental health includes your emotional, psychological and social well-being, affecting how you think, feel and behave. Experiencing mental health issues is common, however problems are treatable.

HEALTHY HABITS FOR GOOD MENTAL HEALTH

  • Seek out support systems (e.g. family, friends, support groups, etc.)
  • Seek help, whether through traditional talk psychotherapy or alternative therapies such as sport or animal-based therapies.
  • Take medication, as directed by your health care provider, to help with symptoms of depression.
  • Manage symptoms through prevention and coping mechanisms such as mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation.
  • Stay physically active and eat nutrient-dense foods.
  • Get 7 to 9 hours of sleep within a 24-hour period.
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Talk to close friends and loved ones to share what you are going through.
  • In case of immediate need, dial 988 and press 1 for the Military and Veterans Crisis Line.
Sources
Mental Health

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/what-is-mental-health

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/mental-health-myths-facts

Anxiety

https://www.hhs.gov/answers/mental-health-and-substance-abuse/what-are-the-five-major-types-of-anxiety-disorders/index.html

Depression

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression

PTSD

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/types/combat_exposure.asp

Resilience

https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience/building-your-resilience

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/resilience.htm

 





follow the QR code to the 988 website
 
                     



 
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The Wellness Center & Health Promotion

DSN: (315) 243-9776
Local: 046.816.9776
International: 011.81.46.816.9776
Email: dha.nmrtcy_wellness_center@health.mil

Location

Fleet Recreation Center, 3rd Floor - Room 323
Classes

Regularly Offered Programs and Classes:

We offer a variety of Health & Wellness classes, programs and workshops that are designed specifically for our military members, their families and their support community.  We have many regularly scheduled healthy lifestyle focused group classes and programs available.  Individual patient services are by appointment only.  All of our classes, workshops, briefs and services can be requested in-person in our classroom, your workplace/command, or delivered virtually. Please contact us with your request or to schedule an appointment. 

Please see class descriptions below:

ShipShape:

If you’re battling weight issues, you’re not alone. Nearly 70 percent of those ages 20 and older in the United States are considered to be overweight or obese.

While staying fit can seem overwhelming at times, there is a solution. The Navy’s ShipShape Weight Management Program understands the unique challenges that you face, and we’re here to help. We can provide you with the tools and resources that you need to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, once and for all.

What makes the ShipShape Program different is that we take a holistic approach to weight management. The program focuses on nutrition, physical activity, and mindset. Our facilitators will provide the knowledge to help empower you to take charge of your weight management by:

• Making healthy lifestyle choices
• Surrounding yourself with supportive people
• Setting goals and sticking to them
• Managing stress
• Identifying barriers and finding ways around them
• Tracking your success

Group classes are held every Wednesday from 1000-1200. Participants do not have to attend full 2 hours. Please contact us to enroll. 
Tobacco & Nicotine Cessation:

This is a four-session program that introduces proven strategies to help stop tobacco and nicotine use. The program is based on Behavior Change Theory techniques, public health strategies and evidence based medicine to address nicotine addiction as well as complementary strategies like mindfulness, yoga, and supportive digital apps.  Goals are to introduce achievable positive changes to support living a tobacco and nicotine free life.


Body Composition Analysis: 

The Wellness Center offers a professional body composition analysis with the Tanita scale. Tanita products are known for their medical accuracy and their wealth of different measurements they provide.

You will be provided a detailed and comprehensive report that includes:

  • BMI (body mass index), 
  • overall weight, 
  • fat percentage,
  •  fat mass, 
  • muscle mass, 
  • visceral fat rating, 
  • bone mass/density,
  •  body water percentage,
  •  BMR (basal metabolic rate-the number of calories needed to maintain your weight),
  •  your ideal weight (based on height, age, and gender), and
  •  metabolic age (an overall physical health assessment in years.). 
  • Knowing your body composition helps give you a complete picture of your fitness level, allowing you to review and design an effective diet & exercise plan towards a healthier life.

Our events, programs and classes are published in a monthly calendar posted on our hospital Facebook main page, the Wellness Center's private Facebook group page and posted outside the Wellness Center Clinic located in the Fleet Recreation Center, 3rd deck, Room 323. 

Smart Nutrition:

This nutrition  workshop series focuses on everyday food behaviors and choices. It will offer insight to barriers and challenges and provide practical and applicable theories about how we eat, what we eat, and why we eat the food we do.

Participants will learn:

  • the foundational information necessary to make better informed food choices by learning what calories are,
  • why quality calories are important,
  • the thermic effect of food on metabolism, 
  • necessary key components of nutrition 
  • get a real glimpse of portion sizes and serving sizes, how to calculate and estimate calories consumed, 
  • how to construct  quality calories in meals, and
  • what the better choices are when you have limited choices (in the galley, out at a restaurant, or just ran out of time and have to eat from the conbini).

Mindfulness and Meditation for Focus, Stress & Resiliency:

Learn the practice and power of mindfulness and meditation. Interested in beginning a path toward good health, well-being and resilience? The power of mindfulness helps focus awareness on your experiences in the present moment. This can help to calm the mind for those that struggle with stress, anxiety, and distraction.  It can help you connect and become more aware of your body. Join our weekly Mindfulness class to help start off the week with set intention, clear goals, and instill a sense of power to achieve success through positive awareness.

Mindful Movement:

This class is designed to foster a deeper connection between mind and body. Instead of concentrating on working the body from the outside-in to improve mental acuity and focus, this practice emphasizes mindful intention guiding the body's movements. It teaches participants how to tune into the body's language to release stress and tension while contributing to mental clarity. This unique practice combines Mindfulness exercises, yoga poses and flows, with deep stretching exercises for a relaxing, liberating, and rejuvenated in-synch body and mind experience.

Healthy Lifestyle:
The Wellness Center offers multiple classes, trainings, and workshops that address a variety of health related topics:
  • Resiliency
  • Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Education
  • Stress Management
  • Sleep
  • Nutrition Coaching
  • Workplace Wellness
  • Healthy Cooking & Meal Planning
  • Positive Lifestyle & Behavior Changes 
  • Sexual Health
  • Overweight & Obesity
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
Please contact us for any specific health education and awareness classes you may need individually or as a group, command, or organization. 

To get started, contact The Wellness Center & Health Promotions at:
Office: 243.9776
DSN: 315.243.9776
Local: 046.816.9776
International: 011.81.46.816.9776
 
Or email:
dha.nmrtcy_wellness_center@health.mil

Clinic Hours:
M-F 0800-1600
 

 

The Wellness Center &
Health Promotion Department

The mission of the Health and Wellness program is to promote health and fitness through awareness, programs and services offered to military personnel, family members, civilians and other eligible beneficiaries in the Community.