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Sept. 27, 2022

Suicide Awareness Month at JBLE

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which marks a time to raise awareness and promote discussion of this often taboo and stigmatized subject.

Oct. 8, 2019

Suicide Prevention Walk Brings H.O.P.E

Every day, approximately 123 individuals take their own lives in the United States. Of those individuals, U.S. military members and veterans make up 18 percent of adult suicides.

March 7, 2018

Green Dot training focuses on prevention

In the past few years, Air Force Airmen and civilian employees have seen a major shift in annual required training on topics involving suicide and sexual assault prevention. Now in its third year, the Green Dot training program focuses more on prevention and bystander intervention of all types of violence, including interpersonal and self-inflicted violence.

Aug. 30, 2017

Community walks to raise suicide prevention awareness

Each year, more than 44,000 Americans die by suicide. Of those Americans, U.S. military veterans account for 18 percent of all adult suicides.

March 1, 2017

It only takes one person to make a difference

Suicide is not a topic that is easily discussed in everyday conversation. Meaning, loved ones often have no clue that their family member or friend is contemplating or struggling with the idea of suicide. However there are signs and risk factors, early on, which can be recognized to better help an individual who may be having suicidal thoughts.

Sept. 13, 2016

Every Airman plays a role in suicide prevention

The Air Force is determined to prevent suicide, but an Airman doesn’t need to be a specialist or doctor to do that. Sometimes all it takes is starting a conversation. Everyone has a role to play. That’s a key part of the Defense Department’s #BeThere campaign, which encourages making a difference through every day connections.