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Military and Government Resources for Airmen, Guardians, and Their Families

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  • Mental Health/Suicidal Thoughts
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    Connect with your Airman’s leadership team so they may guide your Airman or Guardian to the appropriate resources. Most installation information is available on Air Force and Space Force Websites. If the information is not listed, you may contact the Air Force Watch Cell at (703) 697-6103 or email them at AF.A3.AFWATCH@us.af.mil.
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Additional Helping Agencies

Below are a number of other helping resources available to Airmen and Guardians, their families and friends, for prevention and response to interpersonal and self-directed violence.

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Crisis Text Line

Free 24/7 hour help for depression, or if you're experiencing a painful emotion and need to talk it through. Text HOME to 741741 to chat with a trained volunteer who can provide support but not medical advice. Or, vist their website for chat online https://www.crisistextline.org/

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Offers free, confidential support to survivors of domestic or relationship violence. Call 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or chat live on their website. https://www.thehotline.org 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI, is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. You may text for free crisis counseling 24/7 by texting NAMI to 741741, or call the NAMI helpline at 1-800-950-6264, M-F, 1000-2000 ET. http://www.nami.org/

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

Not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
http://www.afsp.org/

Compassionate Friends

Provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family
http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx

Give An Hour - Offering Help and Hope

Give An Hour website offers free counseling for military members and any loved person impacted by their service.  https://giveanhour.org/get-help/

Make the Connection

A public awareness campaign by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) that provides personal testimonials and resources to help Veterans discover ways to improve their lives.
http://maketheconnection.net/conditions/suicide#

SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Their mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.
http://www.save.org

The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families

Provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. Provides support and training locally, nationally, and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.
http://www.dougy.org

Parents of Suicide

A mailing list provides that provides a supportive environment for parents whose children have died of suicide. It is intended to provide a place where parents can discuss the lives and deaths of their children with other parents whose children have died by suicide.
http://www.parentsofsuicide.com/parents.html

SiblingSurvivors.com

Share stories of surviving sibling suicide and continue supporting the need for open dialog and community amongst those affected by the loss of a sibling.
http://www.siblingsurvivors.com

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

TAPS provides immediate and long-term emotional help, hope, and healing to all who are grieving the death of a loved one in military service to America. TAPS meets its mission by providing peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, casework assistance, and connections to community-based care.
http://www.taps.org/

Printable Resources Matrix

National Resource Directory courtesy of NRD.gov