Sea Dragon talks suicide prevention at TAMC

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sgt. Kimberly K. Menzies
94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — Lt. Col. George Corbari, the force management officer with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, provided suicide prevention training, Sept. 8-12, 2014, to members of the Tripler Army Medical Center staff.

“I presented this class five times over the course of the week,” said Corbari.

September is Suicide Prevention Month.

September is Suicide Prevention Month.

His class, Piercing the Darkness, which is an approved supplement for required suicide prevention training within the U.S. Army Pacific Command, used his personal life experiences dealing with suicide and suicide prevention to augment the U.S. Army’s suicide prevention video, Shoulder to Shoulder: Finding Strength and Hope Together.

Piercing the Darkness is a course that addresses redefining perceptions about suicide.

“It is my goal to work towards changing perceptions of leaders, to inspire grassroots cultural changes and to save lives by bridging the gaps,” shared Corbari.

Corbari explained, “Suicide prevention is a team effort. Everyone matters, relationships matter. It is all about leadership; leaders have the responsibility to set the tone.”

Military suicide prevention is a leadership priority even at the DOD level.

“Preventing military suicide is one of DOD’s highest priorities, and something I’m personally committed to as Secretary of Defense,” said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in a message marking DOD’s observance of Suicide Prevention Month.

“Whether you’re a service member, a veteran, a DOD civilian or a friend or family member of someone who is, you have the power to make a difference. It only takes one person to ask one question or make one call – and that single act can save a life,” he said.

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