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Airman and Family Readiness
109th Airlift Wing
The key priority of the 109th Airlift Wing's Suicide Prevention Program is to develop and care
for our Airmen and their families by instilling in them a feeling of connectedness and belonging. The Suicide Prevention Program extends beyond the annual CBT requirement per AFI 90-505. Suicide does not discriminate by rank, gender, ethnicity or geography. The Suicide Prevention Program is within all of us as Wingmen and civilians working side by side to support and care for the members and families of the 109th Airlift Wing.
·Suicide is a community health problem.
·Thoughts of suicide are understandable, complex and personal.
·Suicide can be prevented.
·Help-seeking is encouraged by open, direct and honest talk about suicide.
·Relationships are the context of suicide intervention.
Military Crisis Hotline
National Organizations Providing Suicide Prevention Information
Family Resources for Death by Suicide
Support Groups for Death by Suicide
24/7 Resources and Information for Service Members and Families
National, Civilian, Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7
On Base/Local Resources
Health and Wellness Center (Bldg 15)
Wing Director of Psychological Health: Kelly Young
Airman and Family Readiness Manager
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
Family, Friends, Supervisors/Leaders
Emergency department and 911
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)