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Suicide Prevention

 

Suicide Prevention
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 prevention training.

Escort: Never leave the person alone. Escort to chain of command, chaplain, behavioral health professional, or primary care provider.


Crisis Intervention:

  • Emergency: 911

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • Military One Source: 1-800-342-9647

  • The Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE): 1-866-966-1020

  • Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline: 1-800-984-8523