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Gun safes excluded from household goods weight allowance
May 9, 2022
— As the number of accidental child injuries and deaths continue to rise, more and more incidents are attributed to unsecured, loaded guns. Defense leaders are confident this update will help improve overall gun safety in homes, while also helping to decrease service member suicides...
Lethal means safety is key to suicide prevention
April 14, 2022
— Every death by suicide is an unnerving tragedy, and the Defense Department is taking a comprehensive public health approach to save lives through widespread education and evidence-based prevention practices in the face of one of the military's — and the nation's — most vexing public health crises...
Army implements new suicide prevention initiative
November 30, 2021
— The Army is implementing a public health approach to suicide based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suicide prevention efforts. The new, comprehensive and integrated policies, which focus on prevention, rather than intervention, are outlined in the forthcoming Army Suicide Prevention Program regulation scheduled to be published in the first quarter of 2022...
DOD: Suicide prevention is ongoing issue for all personnel
October 27, 2021
— The health and well-being of service members, Department of Defense civilian employees and families is paramount for force readiness, said the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr. on Oct. 25...
Following report, DOD to redouble suicide prevention efforts
October 1, 2021
— Due to the "troubling" findings from the Defense Department Annual Suicide Report, the DOD will redouble its efforts to provide care and resources for all who need it and will work to reduce stigmas and barriers to care, the secretary of defense said...
Relationships, connections, support critical to preventing suicide
September 15, 2021
— Challenges created by the pandemic have left many feeling stressed and isolated. During times like these, relationships and interpersonal connections to family and friends are vital to a person’s wellbeing...
JBSA members inspire others on We Care Day
April 16, 2021
— We Care Day is part of the Airman Comprehensive Fitness program that focuses on suicide awareness to assure wellness through prevention, education and intervention...
AFICC delivers innovative virtual reality suicide prevention training to save lives
March 18, 2021
— With a rise in suicides across the service, the Air Force Installation Contracting Center is helping leaders fast-track a pilot program at Air Mobility Command to help save lives...
‘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
— The Joint Base San Antonio Army Substance Abuse Program hosted a Suicide in Schools: Prevention and Intervention webinar Dec. 3...
JBSA Suicide Prevention Taskforce coordinates resources
October 1, 2020
— Saving lives is the mission of the Joint Base San Antonio Suicide Prevention Task Force. ...
Commentary: Connect to protect
September 22, 2020
— September is Suicide Prevention Month. What can you do to help?...
‘We Care’ message resonates throughout JBSA community
September 14, 2020
— Signs proclaiming “We Care” greeted motorists as they entered the gates of Joint Base San Antonio installations on an unseasonably cool Sept. 10 morning...
AFSFC Airman aims to save world, one book at a time
August 28, 2020
— Master Sgt. Daniel Crook serves his country as a military working dog scheduler at the Air Force Security Forces Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland by day, but by night he writes and illustrates books for children. Through his stories, he hopes to bring a little light to what many see as a troubled world...
Commentary: Listening and leadership can save lives
July 28, 2020
— Tech. Sgt. Daniel Rakowski knows what it feels like to lose a friend to suicide and never wants to experience it again. In 2012, a friend who had recently separated from the Army died by suicide. Rakowski saw firsthand how the Soldier’s death so deeply affected those around him – his family, his friends and Rakowski himself...
Two days could mean a lifetime to a Wingman
August 6, 2019
— Airmen can find the courage to help from Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, or ASIST, a suicide intervention skills training offered every month at Joint Base San Antonio. ASIST helps participants become more willing, ready and able to intervene with someone at risk of suicide...
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 www.af.mil/Suicide-Prevention...
Combating suicide: What can I do today?
November 28, 2018
— Multiple Air Force initiatives are working toward a common goal: Empowering leaders and Airmen to increase morale, cohesion, and readiness by recognizing when Airmen need help, decreasing barriers to help-seeking, and creating a culture in which Airmen and their families thrive...
22 and Me - Suicide in the DNA
October 12, 2018
— Many have heard of the ancestry and DNA service, 23 and Me. This organization takes your DNA sample and it breaks down the 23 chromosomes that make up who you are. It then provides your family history and identifies threats to your health as displayed in your genetic makeup...
Commentary: Preventing suicide - starting with myself
October 2, 2018
— Other days, and even on good ones, the thought creeps up out of nowhere – an insidious sense of doubt. Of worthlessness and a sense of purposelessness that whispers in my ear and tells me that I will never accomplish the goals I have set for myself. The thoughts that make me ask why I shouldn’t just call it quits and end the sadness that plagues me...