DCoE has barracks posters for all military services on our suicide prevention page.
Our series “Spotlight on Service Support” during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month highlights service-specific resources, programs and multimedia tools for service members, veterans and families that help prevent and treat self-destructive behavior.
At Fort Hood, Tex., soldiers are learning how to talk about a tough topic: suicide. Instead of discussing the issue with a psychological health care professional, soldiers get on stage in a weekly interactive play with actors, performing suicide prevention scenarios. The play shows a battle buddy who is visibly experiencing suicidal behavior and soldiers are taught the best ways to approach the service member, discuss their thoughts and if needed, escort them to treatment.
Communication can be the first defense in preventing a tragedy. The military services offer a variety of helpful resources that educate service members on how to approach a military peer with suicidal behavior and ensure they get help. These include the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force ACE model, the U.S. Navy ACT model and the U.S. Marine Corps R.A.C.E. model.