Coping resources during COVID-19

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  • By Karah J Beene, LCSW, Director of Psychological Health

" I cannot always control what goes on outside, but I can always control

what goes on inside."


I know these are challenging times for us all.  I wanted to reach out to

remind Dobbins ARB of the services provided through your Director of

Psychological Health (DPH) as well as nationwide resources.  As your DPH, I

will be available for consultation in person and via phone.  I can assist

with various military and civilian issues to including anxiety, depression,

work stress, family discord, parenting, alcohol and drug related issues,

deployment stress, marriage and relationships, and anger management. 


I am complying with the recommendation of social distancing.  Fortunately,

my office allows for 6 feet separation.  However, if you are not able or

don't feel comfortable coming onto installation, please feel free to give me

a call on my office number 678-655-3165.  If I am not available to answer

your call, I will return your call at my earliest convenience between the

hours of 0830 to 1530.


Below are national resources:



As the Department of Defense responds to the ever-changing effects of the

coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, we at Military OneSource are committed to

providing our service members and military families everywhere with

up-to-date information, resources and answers regarding its impact on

military life.  

     -   We have created a dedicated section on our website at for Department of

Defense-related coronavirus updates and impacts. We will update the section

regularly so please check in frequently.


     -   We will also post news and important information on Military

OneSource social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest - using

links at the bottom of this email. Be sure to follow us for updates and to

hear from others in the community.


     -   Our Military OneSource call center remains available 24/7/365 for

personalized support. Call us at 1-800-342-9647 (OCONUS calling options


     -   This can be a demanding time. If you are feeling stressed,

counseling services remain available by phone, video and online. To schedule

an appointment, call (1-800-342-9647) or live chat

( through our website.


As always, our priority is to serve military personnel and their families

now and in the days ahead.




The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for

people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause

strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you,

the people you care about, and your community stronger. For more

information, please visit:


%2Fcoping.html. The website is updated frequently as the situation changes.



When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of an infectious

disease such as COVID-19, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress-even

when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low

or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal, and may be

more likely or pronounced in people with loved ones in parts of the world

affected by the outbreak. In the wake of an infectious disease outbreak,

monitor your own physical and mental health. Know the signs of stress in

yourself and your loved ones. Know how to relieve stress, and know when to

get help. For the full information sheet, please visit:



Visit to access a searchable database of resources vetted

for Service members, veterans, family members and caregivers.


The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a resource website that connects

wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers

to programs and services that support them. The NRD is hosted, managed,

maintained, sustained and developed by the Defense Health Agency's Recovery

Coordination Program.


It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and

local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community

reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics that

supply an abundance of vetted resources. For help finding resources on the

site, visit the How to Use this Site section of the NRD. Please see below

for some of our major categories.

*             American Red Cross

*             Benefits & Compensation

*             Choose Home

*             Community Of Care

*             Education & Training

*             Employment

*             Family & Caregiver Support

*             Health

*             Homeless Assistance

*             Housing

*             Military Adaptive Sports Program

*             Other Services & Resources

*             Portfolio Of Veterans Benefits (PVB)

*             Transportation & Travel



Veterans Crisis Line (Suicide)

800-273-TALK (8255) Press 1

Cell Phone Text 838255


Karah J Beene, LCSW


Director of Psychological Health

DSN: 625-3165

Office Comm : 678-655-3165