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  • SBD 1 hosts "Ruck 4 A Reason"

    Participants from the "Ruck 4 A Reason" unload non-perishable donations for the Peterson Food Pantry during a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month event hosted at Peterson Space Force Base, Colo., Sept. 9, 2022. Participants were invited to carry as much as they wanted during the ruck, both physically and metaphorically, to symbolize the weight
  • P-S GAR mental health providers attend training

    Nearly 30 Peterson-Schriever Garrison mental health providers gathered at Peterson’s Chapel Aug. 13-14 for training on cognitive behavioral therapy for suicide prevention.
  • Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
  • Connection saves lives: be there to help prevent suicide

    You can make a difference for someone struggling with suicidal thoughts with as little as eye contact and a friendly smile, an arm around the shoulder, or a kind word at the right time. Everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide, a key theme of the Department of Defense’s #BeThere Campaign, which encourages making a difference through every
  • #BeThere, before the call

    When the phone rings in the middle of the night, it’s like an alarm going off in your brain. No one calls at one in the morning to say they were “just thinking of you.”   I received one of those calls 13 years ago and woke to my mom telling me my dad had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The words didn’t sink in right away; I had to ask her

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