Never Leave a Warrior Behind – Tools to Combat Service Member Suicide

From www.dcoe.health.mil: The Department of Defense takes the issue of suicide very seriously and is actively working to reduce the number of suicides. It is important that service members, veterans, Guardsmen and Reservists and their families learn how to recognize stressors in order to help those around them who may be having difficulty.

You are not alone. There is support. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger of hurting yourself or others, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK immediately. It’s important to talk about suicide and feelings of depression or post-traumatic stress. If you’re looking for more information or resources, trained health professionals are available 24/7 at the DCoE Outreach Center by live chat, email or phone.

From: www.mentalhealth.va.gov: Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or chat online at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

Even movie stars are getting involved in keeping our service members from taking their own lives.  Laurence Fishburne talks about suicide prevention in this video: 



 

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