Air National Guard members are faced with a number
of unique challenges during their military career that
may affect their families, jobs and local communities.
These four pillars contain separate key concepts that when used together can help create a checklist to drive towards success.
Asking for help is never easy. Too often we are scared to ask for help for fear that the problems we are facing will have a negative impact on our military career.
Daily connections can make a big impact on someone’s feeling of loneliness, and no special training is needed to show genuine concern for someone in crisis.
If you have identified an airman that may be considering suicide, it’s important to ASK your Wingman directly about what’s going on, CARE for your Wingman by calmly listening and expressing concern, and ESCORT your Wingman immediately to the nearest emergency room, Mental Health Clinic, chaplain, or primary care clinic, and contact the supervisor or chain of command.
For more information, links to resources and helpful tips and tricks, visit our Suicide Prevention page here.
ANG PREVENTION PROGRAM MISSON STATEMENT: To create a culture within the Air National Guard that seeking help isn't a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
ANG PREVENTION PROGRAM VISION STATEMENT: To produce pertinent educational/prevention materials across all disciplines that guide our Airmen towards the five pillars of wellness; Physical, Spiritual, Emotional, Social and Family 365 days a year, and to create an understanding that the ANG is there to help at any time, not just during a drill weekend.
Military Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
Sexual Assault Response:
DoD Safe Help Line