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A poem written by Staff Sgt. Dustin H. Toth, 310th Force Support Squadron, lies typed out on top of a desk on Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 2017. Reserve Citizen Airman conquers obstacles through poetry
It is often apparent that a person is in the military if you pay close attention to their outer appearance; the haircut they sport, the clothing they wear or the way they display situational awareness. After all, Airmen wear the same uniform and receive the same training to create a cohesive display of professionalism. While this uniformity is vital to maintaining structure within the force, it is also important to recognize that each military member has a personal story lying beneath that well-pressed surface.
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2017
Every Airman plays a role in suicide prevention, #BeThere. Services for Airmen include mental health, chaplains, Wingman Online and Military One Source. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic/Released) Shock waves of suicide
Shock waves produce violent changes. That’s what suicide does. “It's usually devastating to all concerned -- family, friends and coworkers,” said Maj. Jose Jasso, the 301st Fighter Wing suicide prevention program manager.
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2016
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Frank Casciotta) #BeThere: for yourself and your wingman
I survived two suicides. In 2015, the person I was seeing ended his own life. A few weeks later I tried to do the same. I am telling you this because I feel that transparency is the best way for me to help others who are going through what I experienced. I’ve learned a lot through my healing process, most importantly, we must be there for ourselves
0 9/26
2016
September is Suicide Prevention Month. Airmen are encouraged to connect with their Wingmen and strengthen their social resiliency in order to be there for each other when times get tough. (U.S. Air Force illustration, Master Sgt. Timm Huffman) #BeThere, before the call
When the phone rings in the middle of the night, it’s like an alarm going off in your brain. No one calls at one in the morning to say they were “just thinking of you.”   I received one of those calls 13 years ago and woke to my mom telling me my dad had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The words didn’t sink in right away; I had to ask her
0 9/12
2016
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