September 28, 2007
LTC Hattie Hayes-Cushenberry, a psychiatric nurse with the 113th Medical Company (Combat Stress Control), speaks to Soldiers at Camp Liberty, Iraq. Her class emphasizes the importance of a positive outlook in stressful situations.
The combat stress control team offers Soldiers everything from a three-day restoration program to individual classes and one-on-one counseling to help with the strains of being deployed.
"This program offers Soldiers a chance to regroup and restore pride to carry on their duties," said Hayes-Cushenberry.
"Some Soldiers can work through problems by themselves, but for those who may not be able to, we are here for them," said SFC Christopher Gonzales, a psychiatric specialist.
Individual classes range from positive thinking and anger management, to death and bereavement and maintaining military bearing in stressful situations.
<i>From the September 2007 Mercury, an Army Medical Department publication.</i>