Behavioral Health
Suicide Prevention 

Courage to Help


IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A CRISIS CALL
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  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Press '1' for the Military Crisis Line       
  • Text to 838255
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Army G-1 Suicide Prevention WebsiteExternal Link    Complete listing of Army Suicide Prevention Resources for Soldiers, DA Civilians, and Family Members.  Includes:

PHC Army Suicide Prevention Resources Site (AKO)External Link  All USAPHC products and materials.

The Army Suicide Prevention theme for 2012 is "A HEALTHY FORCE IS A READY FORCE".  The Army is committed to the health, safety and well-being of its Soldiers, Army Civilians and Families. Leaders are encouraged to identify and eliminate all stigma-related barriers that negatively impact help-seeking behavior.

CAPTAIN AMERICA COMIC BOOKExternal Link The story in this comic book is about a suicidal person. The Captain America comic book is free for downloading.

Ask, Care, Escort Suicide Intervention (ACE SI) Validation

ACE SI: "BEST PRACTICE":  The ACE SI Training Program is a recognized best practice with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). The listing for ACE SI in the Best Practices Registry can be found at the SPRC website.External Link

Defense Centers of Excellence Resilience and Prevention Study: ACE Suicide Intervention (ACE SI) Program Formative Data Analysis Report (Nov 2011) and EXSUM (link coming soon)

ACE SI card frontThe ACE SI program is a suicide prevention training program that aims to educate service members and line leaders on how to take necessary steps to prevent suicide.  The course teaches trainees to use the mnemonic 'ACE" - Ask, Care, Escort - method of preventing suicide.  This report delivers the results and findings from an analysis of data from 6 trainings of the ACE SI program from July 2010 to Feb 2011.

Changes in knowledge, skills and attitudes regarding suicide prevention were assessed before and after the ACE SI program.  Based on all pre/post-test responses, 89% of trainees showed statistically significant improvements.  To request a copy of the report from the authors contact usarmy.apg.medcom-phc.mbx.hpw-webcontacts@mail.mil and ask for the DCoE ACE SI report.


Ask Care Escort Suicide Intervention (ACE-SI) Training

ACE SI card back

For Soldiers: Good Charlotte music video 

ACE Suicide Awareness briefing for SoldiersExternal Link (AKO)

ACE Suicide Awareness briefing for LeadersExternal Link (AKO)

ACE Suicide Awareness briefing for DA CiviliansExternal Link (AKO)

ACE Suicide Awareness briefing for FamiliesExternal Link (AKO)

ACE-SI Program and Resources:

 

DVD of the Terry Bradshaw and Gary Sinise videos can be ordered from DoD Defense Imagery External Link 

United States Army Public Health Command Products

USAPHC suicide prevention products: Brochures, tip cards, posters and more are available from the Health Information Products e-Catalog.  Some of the available products are listed below:

Suicide Prevention Brochure: A Leader's Guide to Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Tip Cards (can be downloaded and reproduced)

Suicide Prevention Tip Cards for Families

Suicide Prevention Posters

For questions or comments, please contact us.
Call HPW 410-436-4656, DSN 584 and ask for the Suicide Prevention subject matter expert or
Email usarmy.apg.medcom-phc.mbx.hpw-webcontacts@mail.mil and indicate 'suicide prevention' in the subject line.

Suicidology Research

The relationship of childhood abuse to impulsivity and suicidal behavior in adults with major depression External Link
American Journal of Psychiatry 158:1871-1877, November 2001

 Screening for Mental Health

The Mental Health Self Assessment Program™ External Link provides interactive and in-person self-assessments and referrals including information about mental health services provided through the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Resources

Screening for Mental Health External Link
A video/DVD, “A Different Kind of Courage” External Link is available which promotes psychological and mental health by seeking assistance.

Soldiers, Stress and Depression: Profiles in Personal Courage External Link
Produced by Command Surgeon's Office, Training and Doctrine Command, with message from TRADOC's deputy commanding general for initial military training/commanding general of U.S. Army Accessions Command

A winning drive against depression External Link
Terry Bradshaw's story of his fight against depression

Suicide Awareness Event Resource Kit External Link
Suicide Prevention Resource Center and Suicide Prevention Action Network USA, 2004
A resource kit that provides a logistics planning guide and general and state specific materials to help you organize, plan and conduct a successful event to raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention.

Surviving a Suicide Loss: A Financial Guide External Link
American Foundation of Suicide Prevention & National Endowment for Financial Education, 2004
A web site for survivors who have lost a spouse, parent, child, or other loved one to suicide and need to make financial decisions regarding their loss.

SurvivorExternal Link (SPRC Audience Page)
Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 2005
From the SPRC Information by Audience. A web page created for survivors, which contains information on how to help themselves as well as others who have lost a loved one to suicide.

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)External Link                           The American Association of Suicidology is an education and resource organization whose goal is to understand and prevent suicide.

National Resource Directory External Link                                                     Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, Their Families and Caregivers with Those Who Support Them