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JBSA members inspire others on We Care Day
April 16, 2021
Volunteers hold signs in support of the We Care Day event April. 16, 2021, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The event was in support of Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse awareness month.

AFICC delivers innovative virtual reality suicide prevention training to save lives
March 18, 2021
A participant in a virtual reality suicide prevention training pilot program sits while wearing a virtual reality headset and holding a virtual reality controller.

‘You are important’ - JBSA Suicide Prevention Program reaches out
March 12, 2021
In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Joint Base San Antonio Suicide Prevention Program has not stopped its life-saving efforts. They have simply reconfigured them to be flexible and meet people’s needs during a difficult time.

JBSA Army Substance Abuse Program hosts suicide prevention webinar
December 14, 2020
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Aaron Gibson, 737th Training Group military training consult training NCOIC, holds signs in support of the We Care Day event Sept. 10, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

JBSA Suicide Prevention Taskforce coordinates resources
October 1, 2020
Joint Base San Antonio's Suicide Prevention Task Force

Commentary: Connect to protect
September 22, 2020
Graphic shows a road leading two directions - one to suicide the other to support.

‘We Care’ message resonates throughout JBSA community
September 14, 2020
Master Sgt. Tiffany Arrington, 12th Operations Group first sergeant, waves at people driving past her during the “We Care” event at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Sept. 10.

AFSFC Airman aims to save world, one book at a time
August 28, 2020
Family photo of Air Force Security Forces Center author

Commentary: Listening and leadership can save lives
July 28, 2020
Lt. Col. Scott Christensen, 331st Training Squadron commander, holds a positive message of support at a base gate during the morning inbound commute as part of their new initiative, “We Care,” at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Two days could mean a lifetime to a Wingman
August 6, 2019
Armando O. Franco, wellness team lead, Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, instructs unit and service members during an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training session, July 31, 2019, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. The training is a two-day interactive workshop that teaches suicide first-aid initiatives.

Commentary: Refusing to be a bystander
April 16, 2019
The Air Force encourages Airmen who identify an individual considering suicide to use the A.C.E. model: ask directly if a person is considering suicide, care by actively listening and removing means for self-injury, and escort the person to a helping organization. For more information, visit the Air Force suicide prevention website at http://www.af.mil/Suicide-Prevention.

Combating suicide: What can I do today?
November 28, 2018
Resilience is defined as how one “deals effectively with pressure, ambiguous and emerging conditions, and multiple tasks; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity or uncertainty. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Anticipates changes and learns from mistakes.”

22 and Me - Suicide in the DNA
October 12, 2018
October is Mental Health Month.

Commentary: Preventing suicide - starting with myself
October 2, 2018
There is no timeline on reaching out to someone in need and you can learn how to be more aware of the subtle signs shown by those at risk twelve months a year. You may be the one to save a life.

Every Airman Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention
August 25, 2016
Every Airman Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention. #BeThere