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The Director of Psychological Health (DPH) works to strengthen operational capabilities by normalizing help seeking behaviors through outreach, prevention, and early intervention driving resilience. DPH's serve as the Wing or other assigned leadership’s principle consultant and advocate for psychological health. They provide mental health assessments, referral to appropriate mental health services, coordination of clinical services, resiliency education, and other services addressing the psychological health of service members and their family members. Psychological fitness is an integral part of a member’s total health and wellness. The DPH program is here to help members and their families develop and enhance their psychological fitness. Whether you need someone who will listen or you need assistance in finding the appropriate resources, the DPH program is here to help.

Resources for those impacted by COVID-19 (Employer edition)

146th COVID-19 Youth Guide

Resources for families affected by COVID-19

Maintaining Healthy & Safe Relationships during COVID-19

Managing the Psychological Impact of COVID-19


  • Get to know yourself. Ask yourself questions like, “Do I have close relationships with people who have a positive influence in my life?”, “How have I handled conflicts in my life?”, “Am I able to accept responsibility for my actions?”, “Is stress affecting my attitude, my relationships, or my health?” And answer honestly!
  • Keep a journal. Journaling helps cultivate mindfulness by letting you be the spectator (or “narrator”) of your life. Write down any thoughts, feelings, reflections that come to mind, and read over what you wrote. Like someone on the outside looking in, you can arrive at information about yourself you never knew before.
  • Practice optimism. Smile more. Laugh more. Reach out to others or try to put a positive spin on a stressful situation. Even if your heart isn’t in it at first, practicing the act of optimism will eventually become a habit and change the way you feel.
  • Learn to manage stress. Time management strategies that help de-clutter your mind (or at least your desk) can offer relief when you have a stressful schedule. Relaxation techniques including deep breathing, Yoga poses, progressive muscle relaxation, and positive visualization are other proven methods for reducing stress. Remember, scheduling time for yourself can be as important as scheduling anything else on your to-do list! And where possible, remember to rest.
  • Seek advice from a trusted professional. Counselors, chaplains, therapists, and your Director of Psychological Health are all available to you when you need a confidante or military support. They are experienced professionals who are there to serve your immediate emotional needs as well as work collaboratively with you to develop emotional habits that work better for your needs.

ANG Prevention Education & Outreach Facebook


Air National Guard members are faced with a number of unique challenges during their military career that may affect their families, jobs and local communities.

These four pillars contain separate key concepts that when used together can help create a checklist to drive towards success.


Suicide Prevention
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Military Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)

Sexual Assault Response:
DoD Safe Help Line


Contact the DPH

Director of Psychological Health

Chrystal Crawford

146th Airlift Wing





If you or someone you know exhibits any of the signs of emotional distress below, call your Director of Psychological Health today:

  • Inability to eat, sleep or concentrate
  • Negative outlook or depression
  • Thoughts or attempts of self-harm
  • Irritability, inability to control anger
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
  • Fearfulness, nervousness or anxiety
  • Hypersensitivity to perceived threats, unexplained suspicion or fear
  • Feeling emotionally numb or detached
  • Inexplicable sadness
  • Flashbacks to traumatic event
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Resistance to engaging in everyday activities
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Loss of work ethic or social functionality
  • Poor self-care