FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH CARE FOR THE FOREIGN SERVICE
MED’s mental health program has grown and evolved over the years to address the unusual needs of FS employees and their families serving overseas.
BY SAMUEL THIELMAN
The State Department’s Employee Consultation Services can help members of the foreign affairs community resolve workplace and interpersonal concerns.
BY CHANTAY WHITE AND PAULETTE BALDWIN
State’s 22 regional medical officer/psychiatrists are the backbone of mental health support for the Foreign Service community overseas.
BY STEPHEN A. YOUNG
One DS special agent offers his own case as a model for successful rehabilitation from mental illness.
BY RONALD HOLLOWAY
As part of our look into mental health services for the Foreign Service, we asked members in the field for their thoughts. Here is a compilation of candid views.
Foreign Service children are just as at risk of mental health problems as the average American child, if not more so.
BY KIM DEBLAUW
This is the heartbreaking story, told by a devoted spouse, of a vibrant and trailblazing FSO’s descent into the most insidious form of dementia.
BY JOHN COLLINGE
Samuel Lewis’ ambassadorship in Israel demonstrates how a professional diplomat can have an important influence on the shaping of foreign policy.
BY YOAV J. TENEMBAUM
Setting out your end-of-life instructions, including provisions for medical care and the distribution of assets to the next generation, is an essential task. This will help you get started.
BY SAM SCHMITT
BY BARBARA STEPHENSON
Retiree Access, Step by Step
BY MARY ELLEN GILROY
The Foreign Service and a Girl Named Alex
BY JIM PATTERSON