Monday, September 10, 2012

World Suicide Prevention Day

September is Suicide Prevention Month and more specifically, today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide Prevention is an issue that AFA and the Air Force take very seriously as we care about the health and resiliency of our Airmen and encourage anyone to seek the help they need.

Recently, President Obama signed an executive order to strengthen federal suicide-prevention efforts for military personnel and to enhance treatment services for service members, veterans, and family members suffering from mental health issues and substance abuse.

Here’s the article from today’s Daily Report:

National Suicide Prevention Month serves an important reminder that you can make a difference in the life of a Veteran every month and every day. AFA joins several organizations across the country in encouraging Veterans’ communities, friends, and family members to get involved, learn more, and help spread the word to promote mental health and prevent Veteran suicide.

In addition, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has taken critical steps in preventing suicide, including the establishment of the Veterans Crisis Line. For more information check out

Our Veterans stood by us. Now let’s stand by them. Together, we can make sure they get the support they earned and deserve.

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