Health & Safety

September 27, 2013

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and to promote self-awareness, anonymous and free depression screening is available at www.myhealth.va.gov.

For anyone that needs help, the following resources are available:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:  800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)

Mental Health Office:  (661) 277-5291

Employee Assistance Program:  (661) 277-1183 / 800-222-0364

Air Force Aid Society: (661) 277-0723

Airman & Family Readiness Center: (661) 277-0723

Chaplains: (661) 277-2110

Command Post: (661) 277-3040

Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC): (661) 742-4733

Military One Source: 800-342-9647

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator: (661) 277-SARC (661-277-7272)




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