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September Toolkit

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Spotlight for the Military Health System Communications September Monthly Toolkit. Collage of images from the toolkit promoting September Monthly Themes.

Suicide Prevention - Connect to Protect: Help is Within Reach 

The Military Health System (MHS) Monthly theme is Suicide Prevention - Connect to Protect: Help is Within Reach. The MHS will highlight that strength and resilience are possible through support networks and use of DOD and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resources.

Suicide Prevention and Total Force Fitness

Total Force Fitness focuses on seamlessly integrating fitness of every aspect of the mind, body, and spirit. This requires finding new ways to promote performance, readiness and overall wellness of service members, military families and all MHS patients. 

Pain Management

September is also Pain Awareness month, during which the MHS will highlight pain management options and the need to synchronize pain management with a patient-centered experience. Educating beneficiaries on ways to be proactive and mindful in tackling pain challenges will also be part of September's discussion, including the need for opioid safety.

September Monthly Observances 

September features several national health and military observances that you can consider highlighting on your channels. The observances in bold have graphics and content available on the September Social Media and Content page.

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Sexual Health Awareness Month

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September is Sexual Health Awareness Month

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Air Force Birthday

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Happy Birthday to the Air Force!

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Patriots Day

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Today on the twentieth anniversary, we remember and honor all of those lost on 9/11.

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OSD Birthday

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Happy birthday to the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense! Sept 18

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National Suicide Prevention Hotline

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8/18/2021
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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Antidepressant Adherence App

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Military Crisis Line

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Opioid Safety: Common Prescription Opioids

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8/3/2021
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Heroin is one of the world’s most dangerous opioids but medicine in the United States would never use it. Common generic prescriptions include: Hydrocodone Oxycodone Oxymorphone Morphine Codeine Fentanyl Methadone

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Concussion Awareness V1

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8/3/2021
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According to the Defense Health Agency Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBICoE), 439,609 service members have been diagnosed with a first-time TBI since 2000. The most common form of TBI in the military is mild, and is also known as a concussion.

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Infectious Disease Screening

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8/3/2021
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TRICARE covers the following screenings and vaccinations as part of the annual Health Promotion and Disease Prevention exams: Blood Pressure Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Cholesetrol Diabetes Mellitus (Type II) Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing Immunizations Rubella Antibody Testing Syphilis Tuberculosis (TB)

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Living with Pain Retrain Brain 2

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8/3/2021
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Opioid Safety – Living with Pain? Retrain your Brain! Change how the brain perceives pain with a healthy lifestyle.

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Labor Day 2021

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Observed the first Monday in September, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers.

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Gold Star Mothers Day

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8/3/2021
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On Gold Star Mothers Day, we honor those who have lost a child in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Air National Guard Birthday

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8/3/2021
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Happy Birthday to the Air National Guard!

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Spotlight Toolkit Collage

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8/3/2021
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Military Health System Communications Toolkit Monthly Topics September 2021. September monthly topics include Suicide Prevention and Pain Management

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