Schedule announced for suicide prevention stand down
September 21, 2012
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (Sept. 21, 2012) -- Four suicide prevention training sessions will be held Wednesday here as part of an Army-wide stand down to promote good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resiliency training.
The sessions, which are mandatory for service members, civilian employees and leaders, will be held at the Post Theater.
Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III ordered the stand down following the release of July's Army-wide suicide figures, which confirmed two suicides and another 36 potential suicides presently under investigation.
Service members must attend one of two sessions -- 8 to 9:30 a.m. or 3 to 4:30 p.m. Training for leaders will be held 10:30 a.m. to noon and civilians from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
A panel of suicide prevention, behavioral health, religious and substance abuse prevention professionals will share information relevant to each session's audience.
Seating at the theater is limited. Additional sessions will be scheduled if capacity is exceeded.
Units and leaders can schedule terrain walks of the resiliency campus by calling 301-677-3961.
For more information about suicide prevention, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org, or contact Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647 or militaryonesource.com.