Related Web Sites

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For security reasons some of the following sites may not be accessible at various threat levels. In addition, only people in that MAJCOM can access specific sites.

Assisting Personnel in Distress

Airmen's Guide for Assisting Personnel in Distress

The guide serves to strengthen each individual’s effectiveness at recognizing distressed personnel by providing brief overviews of a wide range of potential stressors personnel may encounter as well as the symptoms they may display. It contains general guidance to take with distressed personnel, summaries of relevant policy and a list of helping resources. Lastly, each section includes a checklist that contains recommendations for responding to distressed personnel.

Air Force Chaplain Corps Homepage

Other Useful Web Sites

This is an official community Web site of the United States Air Force. It provides an avenue to maintain a sense of community for AF members. It has links to sites such as casualty and loss, family separations and readiness and other related Web sites. The search engine is currently inactive, but will be reactivated once all of the remaining sections to the site have been completed.

The American Psychological Association. This Web site provides information for CEUs, products, and different mental health programs. It has links to various sites to review journals and press releases. This site also links directly to articles and books about suicide.

This Air Force Web site provides a listing of documents covering Air Force suicide topics including prevention, warning signs and trends. Search "suicide prevention" for the latest information.

Mental Health America. This is a non-profit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. It has search capabilities to find information on suicide attempts, trends, etc.

The American Association of Suicidology. A non-profit organization who’s Web site is dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. Provides links to resources for suicide research, survivors of suicide and for those in crisis.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leader in the fight against suicide. We fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

The National Alliance For Mentally Ill. This non-profit organization Web site provides education about services for people with severe mental illnesses, which are known to be physical brain disorders. It has links to several sites for suicide awareness and education. Provides a list of hot topics, educational opportunities and current research.

The Suicide Awareness Voices of Education. This site is designed to advocate about suicide prevention and to speak for suicide survivors. It has site navigation and a list of articles, books and facts about suicide. You can receive information by e-mail and it lists a national hotline number.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Web site. This site is charged with improving the quality of prevention, treatment and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death and disability from substance abuse and mental illness. It has links to hot topics, addiction treatment, mental health services, statistics and data as well as workplace resources.

The Healthy People 2010 Web site. This site is designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats. It has a search feature that allows you to look up topics like suicide and preventing violence. Some topics under suicide include reducing the suicide rate, reducing the rate of suicide attempts by adolescents and reducing firearm related deaths.

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