Asking for help is a sign of strength
If your battle buddy, friend or Family members give any hints or clues
of thinking about suicide, remember ACE suicide prevention training.
Ask: Have the courage to ask the question but stay calm.
Ask the question directly: Are you thinking of killing yourself?
Care: Calmly control the situation; do not use force; be
safe. Actively listen to show understanding and produce relief. Remove
any means that could be used for self-injury. If the individual gives
any hints or clues of thinking about suicide, remember your ACE suicide
Escort: Never leave the person alone. Escort to chain of
command, chaplain, behavioral health professional, or primary care
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Military One Source: 1-800-342-9647
The Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE):
Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline: