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#Be There - September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September 1, 2022
JKO is dedicated to sharing helpful resources and information to aid in the awareness and prevention of suicide. Read on at www.jcs.mil/jko.

Suicide Prevention: BAMC Behavioral Health professionals are here to help
September 22, 2020
Brooke Army Medical Center Behavioral Health professionals are here to assist service members and beneficiaries who seek help for their mental health and wellbeing. For more information, or help, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

VA joins Army in major DOD research effort to prevent suicides
September 15, 2020
A Defense Department-directed epidemiological study, the Study to Assess Risk & Resilience in Servicemembers, recently teamed up with the Department of Veteran's Affairs July 27 to help produce actionable information for senior military leaders to help troops.

‘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.

Suicide Prevention Month: The importance of connectedness
September 3, 2020
During September —Suicide Prevention Month — the Department of Defense is focusing on Connectedness, using the slogan Connect To Protect to highlight how social connections and a sense of belonging can be a protective factor against suicide.

‘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
Common misconceptions about suicide.

Commentary: How suicide changed my life
September 17, 2019
Staff Sgt. Amanda Stanford, 59th Medical Wing broadcast journalist, shows both sides of depression Aug. 15, 2019 at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of hurting themselves, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255.

Iraq veteran overcomes rough childhood, suicide attempt to achieve resilience
September 13, 2019
Andrew O’Brien, an Iraq War veteran and public speaker, shares his message of recreating a positive life from negative experiences at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Sept. 10, 2019.  O’Brien endured a brutal childhood, testified against his mother during her murder trial and tried to end his own life; with this speaking engagement he shared his resilience and forgiveness to an audience of military members and civilians.

Commentary: preventing suicide ... starting with myself
September 13, 2019
September is officially Suicide Prevention Month, but 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.

JBSA leaders sign proclamation observing Suicide Prevention Month
September 10, 2019
Joint Base San Antonio leaders pledged to support programs and initiatives to reduce suicide among service members and their families, retirees, veterans and Department of Defense civilians at a proclamation signing ceremony in observance of Suicide Prevention Month held at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center Sept. 3. Signing the proclamation were (from left) Lt. Col. Chad Humphrey, U.S. Marine Corps officer in charge, Wounded Warrior Battalion East, Detachment San Antonio; Brig. Gen. Laura L. Lenderman, 502nd Air Base Wing and JBSA commander; Rear Adm. Tina Davidson, Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command commander; Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) commander; and Cmdr. Libby Rasmussen, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Joint Task Force-West.

JBSA program provides information and resources on suicide prevention
August 23, 2019
Active duty service members, military family members, veterans and DOD civilians seeking help and resources for suicidal behaviors, substance abuse problems or risky behaviors, can contact members of the Army Substance Abuse Program, or ASAP, including Ward at 210-221-2093; Leslie Noel, ASAP prevention coordinator, at 210-221-0326; or Alicia Cline, ASAP risk reduction coordinator, at 210-221-1696.

Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle
September 8, 2017
Preventing suicide in the Air Force requires buy-in from every level, from senior leadership to junior Airmen. September is Suicide Prevention Month. Strengthening the connections you have in your life, with friends, family, coworkers and wingmen, helps build resiliency and guards against suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Commentary: September is Suicide Prevention Month
September 14, 2016
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.