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  • Lethal means safety is key to suicide prevention

    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.

  • There is Help and There is Hope

    One of the most important actions to take when someone has suicide ideation is to take the method of suicide away from them according to Kathryn Lynnes, a suicide attempt survivor and civilian within the Department of the Air Force.  “Try to get them to give you their lethal means,” said Lynnes.

  • ‘Connect to protect,’ September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

    ‘Connect to Protect’ is the theme of this year’s Suicide Prevention and Awareness month, which takes place each September. Throughout 2020, the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic has forced many to physically distance or isolate at times making it difficult to establish or keep relationships,

  • Combating suicide: What can I do today?

    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.

  • Be there, be aware: Help prevent suicide

    When we focus on our health, it’s easy to pay attention to physical health versus mental well-being. Ignoring mental health concerns like anxiety and depression can lead to worsening symptoms and more serious issues. For some people, these issues may include an increased risk of suicide.