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Guard Suicide Rates Stable as Prevention Efforts Increase
October 27, 2022
A Connecticut National Guard Soldier wears a "breaking the stigma" patch on his uniform at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Windsor Locks, Conn., Sept. 8, 2022. The patch was a project of the state's Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Program to raise awareness about the stigma of seeking help for mental health in the military.

A matter of life or death: seeking help for mental health
May 19, 2022
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jilayne Michelsen, a command post controllerassigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, shares the story of her darkest hours, her mental health diagnosis and overcoming the stigma of seeking help. Michelsen hopes her story will help others know they are not alone and will seek help when needed.

Holiday season can be a stressful time
December 17, 2020
The holiday season can be stressful for many people. But there are some ways to ease the pressure.

Guard member shares past, gives voice to suicide prevention
November 25, 2020
Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Clifford Bauman, an automations officer with the Army National Guard Readiness Center’s Aviation and Safety Division, takes a selfie with Soldiers from the Eighth Army at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys (Camp Humphreys), South Korea, in September 2019. Bauman survived a suicide attempt, and speaks at events and conferences to help prevent those who may be in crisis from taking their lives.

Guard suicides drop but outreach programs continue, expand
October 1, 2020
Chief Master Sgt. John Bigham, a Missouri Air National Guard maintenance superintendent with the 139th Airlift Wing, listens to a speaker during a “Resilience Tactical Pause” day at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Missouri. The event was focused on personal resiliency and suicide prevention.

National Guard initiatives to address suicide
September 26, 2019
Air Force Col. David Johnson, commander of the 121st Air Refueling Wing, speaks to Airmen about suicide prevention during a "resilience tactical pause'" day at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 14, 2019. The National Guard has launched or participated in suicide prevention initiatives throughout 2019. A Department of Defense report released Sept. 26, 2019, underscores the significant challenges the Guard faces in suicide prevention.