In Alamogordo

Home to Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB), many residents of Alamogordo, New Mexico, are deeply familiar with the issues that often face the military and their families. Post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues related to trauma are common, but with the transient nature of government work, sequester cuts and other funding issues, many Alamogordo families are facing high levels of anxiety as they try to plan for an uncertain future.

Will jobs be lost? Will the military cut positions or close bases? How will this affect the communities built around those bases? Many civilians are employed on base and at commissaries – and commissary closures in the contiguous 48 states will affect tens of thousands of jobs. The resulting stress can be paralyzing and lead to a wide range of mental health issues like:

  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety disorders

Are you concerned about the future?

Coping Skills that Work

The good news is that balance and wellness can be found when effective mental health care is sought. Though we may not be able to control governmental choices, changes in legislation or the state of the economy, we can make positive choices to protect ourselves and our mental well-being so that we can better weather the storm.

Coping skills are often the focus of mental health treatment when there are stress triggers to mitigate. Though the specifics will vary depending on the trigger experienced by the individual as well as the type and severity of their physical and mental responses, some common coping skills may include:

  • Yoga and meditation
  • Breathing techniques
  • Mantras
  • Positive lifestyle changes
  • Actionable plans for specific situations, feelings or events

Begin Your Journey Today

Learn more about the different mental health treatment options that will help you improve your life in Alamogordo right now. Call the number above today.

Alamogordo Treatment Centers

2150 HIGHWAY 54 S,
Alamogordo, NM 88310
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