Tag Archives: Suicide Prevention Month

Survivors offer insight, encourage awareness

Phil Corbett, an Outreach Specialist with the Columbus branch of NAMI, shared his story Sept. 29 during a presentation sponsored by the Fort Benning Army Substance Abuse Program. (Photo Credit: Danielle Davis)

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / FORT BENNING, Ga., (Oct. 5, 2016) — The Fort Benning Army Substance Abuse Program sponsored a presentation Sept. 29 in McGinnis-Wickam Hall to raise suicide prevention awareness. Stephen Akinduro and veteran Phil Corbett, outreach specialists for the Columbus branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, were the guest speakers. As part of

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#BeThere during Suicide Prevention Month

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

From the Army Resiliency Directorate, G-1 / Suicide Prevention is a 365-days-a-year effort and a top priority for U.S. Army senior leaders. The Army takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to strengthening its people and mitigating risk by providing education, building protective factors, encouraging engagement and emphasizing early intervention. Particularly during the summer, the Army highlights its message of prevention,

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EOD team leader receives Soldier’s Medal, addresses suicide

Staff Sgt. David Mensink was presented the Soldier’s Medal by Brig. Gen. William King, 20th CBRNE commander, Sept. 8 in Derby Auditorium. (Photo by Patrick A. Albright, MCoE photographer)

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / Sgt. David Mensink, an explosive ordnance disposal team leader with the 789th EOD Company, received the Soldier’s Medal Sept. 8 in Derby Auditorium. “The Soldier’s Medal is awarded to any person of the Armed Forces of the U.S. or a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in any capacity with the Army of

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ASAP encourages community to #BeThere

Suicide Prevention Month

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / Suicide has no race, gender or creed,” said Jamisena Tarver, the Fort Benning Army Substance Abuse Program suicide prevention program manager. Each year, the Army recognizes Suicide Awareness Month during September. “ASAP provides training on substance abuse, drug and alcohol abuse. In my field, we provide suicide prevention and awareness information to all

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