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Peterson Airmen save life

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9/6/2019
Airmen 1st Class Brittany Wright and Tiffany Duffus, 21st Operational Medical Readiness Squadron dental lab technicians, tell their story of successfully responding to a friend with suicidal thoughts Aug. 22, 2019 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Both Airmen received the Air Force Achievement Medal and were asked to attend the Air Force Association National Convention in September. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

Two Airmen from the 21st Operational Medical Readiness Squadron dental lab, successfully responded to a friend from another Air Force base with suicidal thoughts.

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Suicide Prevention Month: Changing the narrative

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9/4/2019
Suicide Prevention Month graphic

Mental health technicians say one major way to change the cycle is to use success stories

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I learned how to retrain my brain to manage chronic pain

Article
9/3/2019
Retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Jim Wilt

Active lifestyle, healthy diet can reduce reliance on meds

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Depression awareness: Reach out for yourself, and for others

Article
10/17/2018
In memory of his younger brother, retired Army Master Sgt. Guillermo “Bill” Leal Jr. has devoted the past several years of his nursing career to helping wounded warriors. (Courtesy photo)

There’s hope, and help, for a common condition

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Labyrinth: This path is made for mindful walking

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9/27/2018
Wounded warriors at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence are introduced to the indoor labyrinth during early days of their four-week intensive outpatient treatment program. (Photo courtesy of NICoE)

NICoE uses ancient symbol to promote healing

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Paying attention, knowing the signs: How teenagers can help save a life

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9/27/2018
Air Force Maj. William Logan, a chaplain with the 35th Fighter Wing, holds a picture of his son, Zac, who committed suicide. Suicide among teenagers remains a concern. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter)

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens, young adults

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Army observes September as Suicide Prevention Month

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9/24/2018
Effective suicide prevention requires everyone to be aware of the risk factors for suicide and know how to respond. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

Every person has a responsibility and commitment to reach out and help

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What to Expect at Your First Appointment

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9/20/2018
What to Expect at Your First Appointment

You’ve reached out for help, you’ve found the right provider, now Kristin Gwin from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center shares what to expect at your first appointment.

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Kristin Gwin, Walter Reed Social Worker Talks About Getting Help

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9/12/2018
Kristin Gwin, Walter Reed Social Worker Talks About Getting Help

Kristin Gwin, a Social Worker at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center understands that getting help can be an intimidating process. She offers advice on how to get started by letting a professional know you want help.

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Stopping bullying takes understanding, involvement

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9/7/2018
Children can experience social withdrawal, anxiety, and depression as a result of bullying. From the Stop Bullying campaign to Military OneSource, resources are available to help parents and their families identify and address bullying (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter)

Bullying can leave visible and invisible wounds and have lasting effects on children and teenagers. Signs of the behavior can vary, and bullying others and being bullied are not mutually exclusive, experts say.

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Suicide Prevention Month 2018

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9/4/2018
Suicide Prevention Month 2018

September is Suicide Prevention Month. No one fights the battle alone. Make it your mission to #BeThere for each other.

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How sharing my PTSD struggles helped others—and me

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9/4/2018
Army Sgt. Jon Harmon lost both legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device while on a 2012 Afghanistan mission. Today he speaks to commands and veterans about his personal struggle with mental health and how he works to overcome it. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, U.S. Army Sustainment Command)

Army Sgt. Jon Harman 82nd Airborne Division, liaison officer at Walter Reed Military Medical Center

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Soldier uses school project to combat suicide

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9/29/2017
Ohio Army National Guard Capt. Michael Barnes talks to a Soldier about the Ohio Vet 2 Vet Network, a website and mobile app with information and resources for military veterans and their families to combat the risk factors of suicide among veterans. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)

Army Capt. Michael Barnes is channeling his passion for helping veterans to get a master’s degree in nursing

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Into the woods: Does nature nurture healing?

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9/29/2017
The Green Road nature site is tucked away on bustling Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo courtesy of Uniformed Services University)

The goals of the Green Road project are to provide empirical evidence for the healing power of nature in wounded warriors and their caregivers

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One small act can save a life

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9/26/2017
Suicide Prevention Month is a prime opportunity for the U.S. Department of Defense and the Military Health System to raise public awareness of suicide risk among Service members, Veterans and beneficiaries

There are no specific demographics associated with suicides, but there may be warning signs

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