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Suicide Prevention

I - Ideation W - Withdrawal
S - Substance Abuse A - Anger
P - Purposelessness R - Recklessness
A - Anxiety M - Mood Change
T - Trapped
H - Hopelessness

When to intervene

If 'Yes' is the answer to any of the above it is time to intervene


If your loved one or yourself have already instilled harm to yourself or you are about to, call 911 immediately. Otherwise, if 'Yes' was the answer to any of the above contact a PHC at 651-282-4029.


-Resilience Program:  Resilience training helps to mitigate the at-risk trends within the unit and teaches basic resilience skills. Army National Guard Units all have Master Resilience Trainers (MRT) and Resilience Trainer Assistants (RTA) that provide the resilience training to the Soldiers in their unit.


-Suicide Intervention Officers(SIO ): Soldiers within the MN Army National Guard have been trained on an international known curriculum from Living Works called ASIST.  This training provides Solders with the skills to conduct a suicide intervention with someone that is having suicidal thoughts or behaviors.  The SIO will develop an immediate plan to keep them safe from suicide while they are getting in contact with the expert resource the person at risk needs to keep them safe from suicide. Connect with the MNArmy National Guard Suicide Prevention Program to learn more about becoming an SIO, to get connected with a mental health professional, or if you would like to be part of any future Suicide Awareness events at 651-268-8208. 


-National Suicide Prevention: We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. To connect with a Lifeline Specialist please call 1-800-273-8255 or check this website out for additional information


-Be There Peer Support: The program is staffed by peer coaches who are Veteran Service members (to include National Guard or Reservists) and spouses of prior Service members, and is available 24/7 through chat, email, phone and text. Communications between peer counselors and Service members are confidential. Connect with a Peer Support Specialist by calling 1-844-357-7337 or text 480-360-6188 or visit this website at