Post Tagged with: "suicide"


Suicide Prevention Month: risk, protective factors

by Capt. Rachel Wiley and Capt. Allison Valdovinos
86th Medical Group suicide prevention program managers

Although no one is immune to the adverse effects of prolonged, excessive stress, some service members are at greater risk for suicide than others.

September 11, 2014 ×


Imagine hope

Imagine hope

by José (surname withheld)
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa

My name is not José. Steve asked me not to use our real names if I write down what I recently learned about the events of 2002. He’s not “Steve,” either. Steve agreed to share his part, and I will tell you mine — our two sides of one story. What follows is our recollections of then and now.

December 19, 2013 ×


Organizations help reducing suicides

by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

In 2012, the U.S. military hit a record high with 349 suicides, surpassing combat deaths in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Air Force is doing its part to reduce those numbers.

October 24, 2013 ×