Suicide Prevention: The Community’s Role in Building Resilience

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We all feel overcome by challenging emotions from time to time. Typically, those feelings will pass. But for some, finding a way to move on can seem impossible.

As a community member, family member or close friend, you may be able to recognize signs and changes in your loved one's behavior, which puts you in a position to offer help. Suicide is never a solution, and those who believe it is need your support to see another way forward.

A sense of belonging is critical to the strength and resilience of each member of a community. In the military, our people are our greatest resource, and our community can make us feel comfortable, understood and protected.

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