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Suicide Prevention

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

On Base/Local Resources



Health and Wellness Center (Bldg 15)

 

 

  • Wing Director of Psychological Health: Kelly Young
  • Chaplain
  • 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)