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  • Commentary: Listening and leadership can save lives

    Technical Sgt. Daniel Rakowski knows what it feels like to lose a friend to suicide and never wants to experience it again.  In 2012, a friend who had recently separated from the Army died by suicide. Rakowski saw firsthand how the Soldier’s death so deeply affected those around him – his family, his friends and Rakowski himself.
  • Volunteers show commuters ‘We Care’ at JBSA-Lackland entry gates

    As part of their effort to support those struggling with mental health issues, Vann and the We Care team want everyone to know which agencies are available to help: If you or someone you know is struggling with depression please reach out to the Mental Health Clinic, Military & Family Life Counselors, Military OneSource or Chaplains. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide please go directly to the Mental Health Clinic or to your closest emergency room. You can also reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Above all - you matter and your Air Force Family cares about you.
  • Air University continues dialogue about suicide prevention with new summit

    The Air Force is currently battling an enemy right here on the home front; an enemy that has claimed
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  • 97 AMW extends outreach - trains Altus PD on suicide awareness

    Officers from the City of Altus Police Department extended their knowledge during a first responder suicide awareness training on December 9, 2020, at the APD.
  • Commentary: Listening and leadership can save lives

    Technical Sgt. Daniel Rakowski knows what it feels like to lose a friend to suicide and never wants to experience it again.  In 2012, a friend who had recently separated from the Army died by suicide. Rakowski saw firsthand how the Soldier’s death so deeply affected those around him – his family, his friends and Rakowski himself.
  • Volunteers show commuters ‘We Care’ at JBSA-Lackland entry gates

    As part of their effort to support those struggling with mental health issues, Vann and the We Care team want everyone to know which agencies are available to help: If you or someone you know is struggling with depression please reach out to the Mental Health Clinic, Military & Family Life Counselors, Military OneSource or Chaplains. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide please go directly to the Mental Health Clinic or to your closest emergency room. You can also reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Above all - you matter and your Air Force Family cares about you.
  • Air University continues dialogue about suicide prevention with new summit

    The Air Force is currently battling an enemy right here on the home front; an enemy that has claimed 78 of our Airmen during this year alone.The Air Force is experiencing an all-time high in suicide rates and Air University is doing their part to ensure this topic does not go unnoticed with their Suicide Awareness Summit, Oct. 29 – 31, 2019,
  • 316th Training Squadron organizes a 24-hour walk/run for suicide prevention and awareness

    Every day approximately 123 people take their own lives in the United States. That adds up to one death every 12 minutes. It has become the 10th leading cause of death. Goodfellow members took a stand against those statistics Sept. 27.
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