suicide prevention

Suicide Prevention Awareness: It’s Not Only About Deployments and Combat

Difficult combat or deployment experiences can be major risk factors for military suicide. However, many suicides are related to non-deployment stressors.

You Are Your Friend’s Biggest Support

Although suicide is a serious public health concern, it is preventable. You can help by keeping an eye out for warriors who may be struggling

Suicide Prevention Resources for Military Families

Suicide is a national health problem that is preventable. Its prevention is of special concern to the military community because active-duty service members and veterans account for approximately 20-22 percent of all deaths from suicide in the United States.

You Are Not Alone: Suicide Prevention Tools for Warriors

Service members may face emotional or psychological concerns following a deployment and from the stress of military life. For some, these feelings can lead to thoughts of hurting or killing one’s self.

Suicide Prevention Training for Line Leaders

Suicide prevention begins with leadership and requires engagement from all parts of the military community. In many ways, line leaders are in the best position to reduce the stressors that can lead to suicidal behaviors. Supervisors and unit leaders can establish a supportive command atmosphere by fostering a culture of engagement with subordinates and peers that encourages service members to ask for help and seek treatment when needed.

Tools for Line Leaders Managing Personnel in Distress

During operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the globe, warriors at all levels have bravely served our nation in harsh combat environments. Whether you are a line leader in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy or Air Force, it is important to understand how deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan affect personnel, as well as how to navigate behavioral obstacles that can hinder an individual's or a unit's performance.
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