LTC Hattie Hayes-Cushenberry\'s Class Emphasizes Importance of Positive Outlook in Stressful Situations.

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>

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