CECOM Suicide Prevention Message

Maj. Gen. Robert Ferrell, commanding general of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command message on suicide prevention. BC

Hello, I'm Major General Robert Ferrell, commanding general of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command and senior commander of Aberdeen Proving Ground.

The Army has established September as Suicide Prevention Month.
On 27 September, the Army will conduct a Suicide Prevention Stand-Down Day. The Stand-Down theme is "Shoulder to Shoulder, We Stand Up for Life."

Not all wounds are visible. The stand down is meant to help us recognize suicide risk factors and train us to intervene when necessary.

We all have a responsibility to stand up for life and take action to prevent suicide. One of the most critical things we must do is defeat the stigma associated with asking for help regarding suicide.

We must be willing to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with fellow Soldiers, friends or co-workers in trouble. But, knowing how you can help is key. Getting trained is the first step. We need you to give your full support to this stand down. It is important for a healthy and ready force. Army Strong!

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