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2012 STAND DOWN ACTIVITIES,
TRAINING, AND RESOURCES

In support of the Stand Down numerous aids are available to promote a healthy force, reduce risk and prevent suicide. Training and educational materials were developed/updated to enhance the education and awareness of warning signs, risk factors, and resources throughout the Army and supported Army Family concept.

PHASE PURPOSE ACTIVITIES DURATION OUTCOMES
1 Suicide Prevention Stand Down -
27 SEP 2012
 
 
 
 
 (All Active – NLT 1 OCT; All Reserves – NLT 3 NOV)
  • Leader-led Discussions
  • Community Awareness Events
  • Terrain Walk
  • Risk Assessment
  • Resilience Training by MRTs
    • Hunt the Good Stuff (MRT Led)
    • Activating Event-Thoughts-Consequences (MRT Led)
    • Icebergs (MRT Led)
    • Thinking Traps (MRT Led)
    • Real-Time Resilience (MRT Led)
Duty Day
  • Enhanced leader-led understanding and mutual support
  • Increased awareness and knowledge of the Army and community health promotion, risk reduction, and suicide prevention forums and resources
  • Increased willingness to seek help before problems become crisis
  • Enhanced resilience skills in preventing suicide gestures, attempts, and ideations.
1 Suicide Prevention Stand Down – Available Resources On-going  
2 Resilient Force development through Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, Suicide Prevention, and Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Training (Upon completion of Phase 1)
  • Sustain Phase 1 activities
  • Develop deliberate unit strategies and training plans to sustain effort
  • Conduct regulatory training (i.e. ACE, CSF2, ASAP, SHARP Team Bound Video Course)
  • Recurring resilience training
  • Validate Sponsorship Programs
  • Promote and support weekly/monthly unit intramural sports, robust PT programs, combatives, foot marching and marksmanship
On-going
  • Leaders have a higher sense of personal responsibility and accountability for the overall health of members of their unit
  • Significantly reduce stigma and suicide rates
  • Sustained improvement in quality of life for the entire Army Family throughout the military life cycle

 
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