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September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

Joel Smith, 914th Air Refueling Wing Violence Prevention Integrator, conducts a Suicide Prevention and Awareness event September 9, 2021 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tate G. Pollock)

September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

Joel Smith, 914th Air Refueling Wing Violence Prevention Integrator, conducts a Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month event September 9, 2021 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tate G. Pollock)

September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

Command Chief Master Sgt. Scott Peters, 914th Air Refueling Wing, completes push-ups as part of a Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month event September 9, 2021 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tate G. Pollock)

NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. --

Members of the 914th Air Refueling Wing paused in recognition of Suicide Awareness and Prevention month.

 

“Eighteen veterans and two servicemembers, on average, complete suicide every day,” said Joel Smith, Violence Prevention Integrator, 914th Air Refueling Wing. “For every awareness month, we try to create awareness events – it’s about getting the message out, reminding people, so that they can take care of each other.”

 

This year, 914th members were asked to complete twenty push-ups. One for the total members lost daily to suicide.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling, reach out to the Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255, day or night.