The purpose of the Health and Resource Fair was to create familiarity with the support offered to those on post seeking to improve their overall health.

The Employee Assistant Program held a health and resource fair for the WSMR community

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WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (May 25, 2022) The U.S. Army Garrison White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), Army Substance Abuse Program’s (ASAP) Employee Assistant Program (EAP) held a health and resource fair at the Professional Development Center to showcase resources that are available both on post and locally to the WSMR community. The purpose of the event was to create familiarity with the support offered to those on post seeking to improve their overall health.

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“We are excited to have a day where all of our resources are in one place for the WSMR community. It is often hard for people to seek help and find these resources when they are feeling vulnerable and when life gets hard. Today we were able to show what is available and for the WSMR community to meet the people behind these resources, so they know where to go when they need help,” said Amanda Carreras, Prevention and EAP Coordinator for ASAP.

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Many of the resources centered around prevention and education through testing, screening, and creating awareness of possible health issues that could come up for the WSMR community. From substance abuse struggles, to mental health issues, to physical fitness journeys, there is a resource on post for the WSMR community to use to help them achieve their goals.

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“We have stations here that help address all aspects of health covering mind, body, and spirit,” said Sandra Class, ASAP Manager.

 

 

For more information on resources available on post and other related topics, reach out to ASAP at:

Phone - 575-678-1957 or 575-678-2112

Office – PDC Building 465, Room 128

 

 

Photo 1: ​On May 25, at the PDC, people gather outside for vision screening at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Care Van

Photo 2: People visit the Bell Gym booth to use the body composition analysis machine to gauge their body mass index

Photo 3: A woman uses the drunk buster kart, simulating the difficulties and dangers that come with drunk driving.

Photo 4: People discuss various ways to manage reducing stress and practice relaxation methods with WSMR volunteer and yoga teacher, Ms. Lorena.

Photo 5: People visit the environmental booth to learn about how to identify poisonous snakes, and how to contact WSMR Environmental if an emergency arises.