Events posted for Suicide Prevention Month

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brent Oto
Suicide Prevention Program Manager
U.S. Army-Hawaii

“Be there for your Soldiers, be there for your families and be there for your friends.”

This is the theme for September’s Suicide Prevention Month.

The Suicide Prevention Program for U.S. Army Hawaii has joined efforts with all branches of the military, local agencies and community services to provide a wide range of events for USARHAW.

Our mission is to bring awareness and prevent suicide, provide support to those who are in need and to give resources to all veterans, service members, their families and friends.

Prevent Suicide

Prevent Suicide

Fight for Each Other (F4EO)

The F4EO Project was designed with the idea that military members in all services are one family. Suicide affects the lives of our military members, their friends, family and coworkers.

Speakers representing all branches of service will share their stories of how suicide has impacted them personally at five separate installations during Suicide Awareness Month in September. The installation suicide prevention programs managers will be point of contact for the event.

Registration is required, and once all seats have been filled to capacity, registration will close. All leaders are encouraged to register, be supportive and encourage individuals to seek help.

“We fight together … it’s time we fight for each other!” — F4EO Project

Garrison employees

  • Sept. 15, 8:30-10 a.m., at Richardson Theater, Fort Shafter
  • Sept. 16, 8:30-10 a.m., at Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks

The presentations are open to garrison employees. For military personnel, unit leadership must contact the SPPM to reserve seating. Call (808) 655-9105.

Additional presentations

  • Sept. 8, 8:30-10 a.m., Hickam Theater, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Call (808) 448-6769.
  • Sept. 23, 8:30-10 a.m., Marine Theater, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Call (808) 257-1481.
  • Sept. 30, 8:20-10 a.m., Club 14, Coast Guard, Sand Island. Call (808) 842-2087.
The acronymn "ACE" is used to prevent a suicide: Ask, Care, Escort someone in need of help to a professional to prevent loss of life.

The acronymn “ACE” is used to prevent a suicide: Ask, Care, Escort someone in need of help to a professional to prevent loss of life.

Out of the Darkness Walk

The Out of the Darkness Walks are proof that when people gather together, they can make big changes in the world.

The American Foundation Suicide Prevention is the largest event of the year that earns millions for suicide prevention programs, unites those who have been affected by suicide and creates communities that are smart about mental health.

Register and Walk

Join and support the initiative, Sept. 17, 8 a.m. (walk takes place 9-11 a.m.), at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park. To register, go to http://bit.ly/2afhlnd or http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4088

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