September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

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  • By Staff Sgt. Tate G. Pollock
  • 914th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

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.