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Mission

Enhance the development of a healthy Force and join our Nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week 10 -14 Sep 12 and World Suicide Prevention Day 10 Sep 12. Expand our observance with events occurring during the entire month of September, focusing efforts on total Army Family well-being, resilience, stigma reduction and positive results achieved by getting involved and reaching out for help.

In support of Suicide Prevention Month, the Army will conduct an Army-wide Suicide Prevention Stand-Down under the theme: "Shoulder to Shoulder, We Stand Up For Life". Additionally, the HQDA-sponsored Health Fair is held in the Pentagon courtyard on 12 - 13 Sept 2012.

During Suicide Prevention Month the Army emphasizes Total Force awareness of Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, Suicide Prevention (HPRRSP) 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 and ready force with empowered leaders dedicated to saving lives while preserving our nation's security.