JBER Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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  • By Senior Airman Patrick Sullivan
  • 673d ABW/PA

September is recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This month, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is planning community events to ensure service members know support is within reach. JBER is focused on creating connections within the community to encourage belonging, help-seeking, and support. 

Some events throughout the month of September are:

-988 at the Gate: Installation leaders will be at gates handing out ‘988’ stickers and gun locks 

-Dorm and Youth Center rock-painting activities

-‘Light up JBER’ 12k Fun Run

-SafeTALK classes, teaching how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support

Find out details and about more events at https://www.jber.jb.mil/Bulletin-Board/

Service members and their families have access to mental health providers in a variety of forms. Find non-medical counseling that is both free and confidential at MilitaryOneSource.com. https://tricare.mil/mentalhealth is your resource for mental health services and a telehealth option. If you or someone you know needs help immediately, please call the Military and Veterans Crisis Line at 988 and press one.