ARMY SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM
Suicide Prevention Program

Our Mission Statement: To sustain a cohesive suicide prevention program which uses all resources to enhance caring relationships and personal resiliency of all in the Lawton/Fort Sill communities.

Suicide is complex. While a convergence of many factors may merely challenge one individual these same issues may be devastating to another. These differences lead to the idea that there are potentially protective factors that promote resilience and there are susceptibility factors (high stress, relationship issues, financial issues, etc.) that can lead to suicide. Increasing awareness of potential risk factors affecting Soldiers, Civilians and Family members will assist leaders and program/service providers to make timely and effective interventions.

September is Suicide Prevention Month!

Some Risk Factors and Warning Signs

Failure/loss of a Relationship - Unresolved issues from the past - Problems at work - Medical issues involving pain and pain medications - Drug or alcohol abuse  -  Any extreme cause of stress - Financial worries - Change of life - Loss of work - Complicated grief

 

What you can do:

Learn the signs of Crisis – email a friend – send a text – share a video – share a local resource – call a friend – bring someone dinner – stop by a friend’s house – send a care package – meet for coffee – offer to babysit – be a gym buddy – try a new activity with a friend – run errands for someone – volunteer – listen with the intent to understand!


DO THE THUNDERCLAP!

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/70402-bethere-to-prevent-suicide

 

Resources:
http://www.bethe1to.com/resources/
https://www.take5tosavelives.org/toolkit
https://www.suicideispreventable.org/
https://makeitok.org/
https://www.nami.org/

 

Active military and their families: https://www.betherepeersupport.org/         
Fort Sill Behavioral Health: 580-442-4832/4833

 

For military and veterans: https://www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching/                             https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/ https://www.va.gov/womenvet/                      https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

 

For LGBT:
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/#sm.00000git1orhlfdjqck18f2jo7cik

 

For NFL fans: http://www.nflplayerengagement.com/total-wellness/articles/what-you-can-do-to-help-prevent-suicide/

 

For teachers:
https://sourcesofstrength.org/                      
http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/lifelines.page

 

For college campuses:
https://www.activeminds.org/

 

For religious leaders: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMctsuR4Qeg             
http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/faithhopelife

 

For the studious: To attend an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop, find a workshop here:
https://www.livingworks.net/training-and-trainers/find-a-training-workshop/?sort=date&type=20

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/means-matter/

 

For Counselors and other care professionals:         http://suicideprevention-icrc-s.org/                http://www.sprc.org/training

https://afsp.org/

 

Or Call:

Emergency: 911

National Suicide Prevention hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (Press 1 for Veterans)

Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health: 1-866-966-1020

Samaritan’s Crisis Hotline: 1-212-673-3000

Military One Source: 1-800-342-9647


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