Enhance the development of a ready and resilient Force and join our Nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week 8-14 Sep 13 and World Suicide Prevention Day 10 Sep 13. Continue our multi-pronged approach that tailors suicide prevention, intervention, and response measures to ensure Soldier, Civilian, and Family resilience, such as:
- Encourage more leadership engagement at all echelons as a life-saving initiative
- Promote military/community resources to increase help seeking behaviors
- Emphasize the importance/effectiveness of resiliency and suicide prevention training
- Synchronize the Suicide Prevention Month priorities with the Ready and Resilient Campaign Plan
- Continue to deploy Mobile Training Teams to conduct Ask, Care, Escort – Suicide Intervention (ACE-SI) training to augment local commanders' efforts.
- Expand our observance with events occurring during the entire month, focusing efforts on total Army Family well-being, resilience, stigma reduction and positive results achieved by getting involved and reaching out for help.
During Suicide Prevention Month the Army emphasizes Total Force awareness of health and wellness, risk reduction, suicide prevention and intervention training and Comprehensive Solider and Family Fitness (CSF2) resources that are available to promote the resilience of Soldiers, Army Civilians and Family members. Increased emphasis is placed on promoting the recognition of suicide risk factors and training that targets suicide prevention and intervention. The Army remains steadfast in maintaining a healthy, ready, and resilient Force with empowered leaders dedicated to saving lives while preserving our nation's security.