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Air Force Suicide Prevention Program



Air Force Suicide Prevention Program

 "As part of our key priority to Develop and Care for Airmen and Their Families, we are dedicated to the well-being of our Airmen and their overall physical and psychological health. The tragedy of suicide has the potential to strike across our Air Force and is not limited to Airmen who have deployed or will deploy, nor is it bound by rank, gender, ethnicity, or geography." -- Gen. William M. Fraser III about Air Force suicide programs July 29, 2009 before the U.S. House of Representative Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel

The ACE Card

Ask your wingman

·Have the courage to ask the question, but stay calm
·Ask the question directly: Are you thinking of killing yourself?

Care for your wingman

·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

Escort your wingman

·Never leave your buddy alone
·Escort to chain of command, Chaplain, behavioral health professional, or primary care provider
·Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.(800) 273-8255 (TALK)