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Default Air Force Logo Air Force psychologist considers social media’s role in suicide prevention
Social media connects us to more people than ever before, but these contacts may not be the type that help build resiliency. Strong interpersonal connections play a critical role in suicide prevention. Used correctly, social media can be an important tool in the suicide prevention toolbox for commanders, friends, and family.
0 10/02
2017
Default Air Force Logo 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.
0 9/29
2017
Default Air Force Logo Connection saves lives: Be there to help prevent suicide
You can make a difference for someone struggling with suicidal thoughts with as little as eye contact and a friendly smile, an arm around the shoulder, or a kind word at the right time.
0 6/21
2017
Default Air Force Logo Suicide Prevention Month: How one person can make a difference
Thoughts of suicide are not necessarily something people explicitly announce to the world, which means loved ones often have no idea that their friend or family member is contemplating it. But there are signs and risk factors, and while somebody might think they can’t make a difference by themselves, that’s wrong. Experts say that’s sometimes all it takes.
3 9/10
2015
Default Air Force Logo TRICARE shines a light on suicide prevention awareness
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for Americans, and military veterans make up 20 percent of suicide deaths each year. TRICARE works with the Defense Suicide Prevention Office, the Department of Defense’s oversight authority to reduce the impact of suicide on Service members and their families, to provide mental health resources to all TRICARE beneficiaries.
0 9/12
2014
Staff Sgt. Joshua Hull displays his tattoo in memory of his younger brother, Andrew Hull. Andrew took his own life in December of 2012, when he was only 16-years-old. Since the incident, Hull has committed his time to spreading suicide awareness and prevention through the Andy Hull Sunshine Foundation. Hull is the NCO in charge of the Minot Air Force Base Honor Guard. (Courtesy photo) The sun shines on Ironman
Staff Sgt. Joshua Hull, the NCO in charge of the Minot Air Force Base Honor Guard here recently accepted the challenge to compete at the IRONMAN Sept. 21, in Lake Tahoe, California.
0 9/10
2014
Default Air Force Logo Suicide prevention takes courage, communication, official says
The Veterans Affairs Department has named September National Suicide Prevention Month, but the Defense Department continues its year-round, comprehensive, multi-pronged approach to address the issue of suicide in the military, a Pentagon official said Aug. 21.
0 9/02
2014
While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long event is a reminder of everyone's 24/7, 365-day responsibility to be a true Wingman. Suicide prevention more than a month-long campaign
All Airmen have a responsibility that last much longer than a one-month campaign. This responsibility extends beyond ourselves and includes our work environment, our families, friends, fellow Airmen and our communities. While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long event is a reminder of everyone's 24/7, 365-day responsibility to be a true Wingman.
0 9/02
2014
Default Air Force Logo CSAF to Airmen: Take care of each other
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III touched on two topics in his latest message to Airmen calling on them to take care of each other.
3 5/06
2014
Col. Robert Swanson recently came forward to express his desire to testify of a time in which he attempted to end his own life earlier in his Air Force career. Swanson said it is critical that Airmen keep communication lines open, and to seek out help from a source that works for them and that they can connect with. Swanson is the chief of the Weather Branch at Pacific Air Forces located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Staff Sgt. Nathan Allen) Airman reveals personal resiliency amidst force shaping
It was 1999 and a young weather officer appeared to have everything going for him: a wife, Linda, two handsome teenage sons whom he adored, J.R. and Ryan, and a promising Air Force career for this prior-enlisted officer.
2 3/18
2014
Default Air Force Logo Distance proves no barrier for concerned wingman
Previous experience working for a crisis prevention and intervention hotline helped an Airman from the 352nd Special Operations Support Squadron here, save another Airman’s life.
0 1/17
2014
Default Air Force Logo Responder demystifies calling military crisis line for help
When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, a Military Crisis Line responder told American Forces Press Service Sept. 9.
1 9/09
2013
Default Air Force Logo Official notes progress in suicide prevention effort
Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Defense Department's suicide prevention program, the Pentagon official in charge of the effort said here Aug. 30.
2 9/03
2013
Default Air Force Logo PTSD specialist simplifies stress science
Tania Glenn, Doctor of Psychology and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, delivered a feelings-free, scientific analysis of the human body's physiological response to high-stress situations to help Air Commandos understand their biological processes downrange during a briefing at the Landing Zone at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 5.
6 8/14
2013
Default Air Force Logo AF family helps each other stay strong through illnesses, struggles
Nine pills in one hand, a glass of pop in the other, she was on the verge of swallowing death. Screams from her husband stopped LaTonya Lewis from committing suicide. Military OneSource and months of therapy helped heal the aftermath.
0 8/12
2013
ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Airman 1st Class Paul Rimar, 97th Training Squadron student, plays air hockey in the Airman Resilience Center, July 11. The Airman Resilience Center is a provided for all Airmen and their dependents to encourage better mental, social, physical and spiritual fitness. It has five classrooms available for training use, an electronic gaming area, theater and a game room. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Franklin R. Ramos / Released) First Airman Resilience Center opens at Altus AFB
A new Airman Resilience Center opened its doors during a ribbon cutting ceremony here July 11.The ARC is the first facility of its kind at the base. "The ARC includes five classrooms for training use, a theater room, a game room and an electronic gaming area," said Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Mathe, the 97th Air Mobility Wing NCO in charge of chapel
0 7/12
2013
Default Air Force Logo TV announcements illustrate signs of suicide risk
Officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have produced three public service announcements to help families and friends recognize the signs of potential suicide in veterans and service members.The television announcements have aired since April on the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Network, and are 15, 30 and 60 seconds in
0 5/15
2013
At installations around the world Airmen are working together to increase awareness, prevent and care for the victims of sexual assault, with a variety of observances underway in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. AF observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month
At installations around the world Airmen are working together to increase awareness, prevent and care for the victims of sexual assault, with a variety of events underway in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.From the commander in chief to the first-line supervisor, leaders must be committed
0 4/18
2013
Default Air Force Logo VA issues new report on suicide data
The Veterans Affairs Department today released a comprehensive report on veterans who die by suicide.In the past, data on veterans who died by suicide was only available for those who had sought VA health care services. Today's report also includes state data for veterans who had not received health care services from VA. Department officials say
0 2/01
2013
Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to members of Scott Air Force Base about the importance of comprehensive fitness in all areas of life Oct. 29, 2012. Battaglia serves as the principal advisor to the Chairman and Secretary of Defense on all matters involving joint and combined total force integration, utilization, health of the force and joint development for enlisted personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane) SEAC brings inspiration to Scott AFB
Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Oct. 28-Oct. 31.The SEAC, who is the principle advisor to the CJCS and the secretary of defense on all joint and combined total force matters, toured Team Scott and the community.The SEAC said, touring
0 11/09
2012
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