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Suicide Prevention Month
Suicide Prevention: BAMC Behavioral Health professionals are here to help
September 22, 2020
— Across the nation, there has been an increase in suicide deaths in the general population over the past decade. Suicides across the military have also increased, affecting every segment of the force – active, Guard and Reserve; officers and enlisted personnel...
VA joins Army in major DOD research effort to prevent suicides
September 15, 2020
— An ongoing Defense Department-directed epidemiological study recently got a helping hand that could help generate actionable recommendations to reduce military suicides...
‘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...
Suicide Prevention Month: The importance of connectedness
September 3, 2020
— Strong connectedness — the level of closeness we feel to others — not only enhances our quality of life, it can also save lives. ...
‘Connect to Protect’ during Suicide Prevention Month
August 28, 2020
— September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month and this year’s theme is “Connect to Protect.”...
DOD releases report on suicide among troops, military family members
September 27, 2019
— Defense Department officials have released a report focused on prevention and analysis of service member and family member suicides...
Commentary: How suicide changed my life
September 17, 2019
— Learning about mindfulness has helped me acknowledge the thoughts I have that are harmful to my mental health. It has helped me learn not to be judgmental of myself when I do the wrong things or make bad decisions. It has given me the ability to treat myself with grace and forgive myself. ...
Iraq veteran overcomes rough childhood, suicide attempt to achieve resilience
September 13, 2019
— An Iraq War veteran who endured a brutal childhood, testified against his mother during her murder trial and tried to end his own life brought his story of resilience and forgiveness to an audience of military members and civilians at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph this week...
Commentary: preventing suicide ... starting with myself
September 13, 2019
— 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...
JBSA leaders sign proclamation observing Suicide Prevention Month
September 10, 2019
— Joint Base San Antonio leaders pledged support for programs and initiatives to reduce suicide among service members and their families, retirees, veterans and Department of Defense civilians in a ceremony held Sept. 3 at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center...
JBSA program provides information and resources on suicide prevention
August 23, 2019
— Active duty members, military family members, Department of Defense civilians and veterans who are experiencing thoughts of suicide have a program they can turn to at Joint Base San Antonio that can connect them with the resources they need to get help...
Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle
September 8, 2017
— September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of anyone to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why the Air Force is committed to the goal of zero suicides...
Commentary: September is Suicide Prevention Month
September 14, 2016
— Suicide Prevention Month is a good time to remind every military and civilian team member of the importance of strengthening our personal readiness and that of our family, workmates and friends through suicide awareness and prevention...