Suicide is a desperate attempt to end suffering that feels unbearable. Most people who contemplate suicide are conflicted about ending their own lives. The best way to prevent suicide is to recognize the warning signs and respond. It’s important to show you care and get the help the situation requires.
CONCERNS AND RISK FACTORS
- Relationship issues - Work problems
- Financial problems - Feelings of failure or hopelessness
- Access to weapons - Prior attempts
- Lack of social support/isolation - Unresolved emotional trauma
- Pending legal actions - Alcohol and substance misuse/abuse
- Unresolved anger - Prolonged illness or chronic pain
- Family history of suicide/mental illness - History of depression or anxiety
- Mood changes (depression, irritability, anxiety) - Changes in their normal behaviors
- Withdrawing from people/activities - Risk-taking behaviors
- Increased alcohol/substance use - Expressing hopelessness/helplessness/worthlessness
- Change in sleep or appetite - Discussing death, suicide or ‘not being around’
- Problems concentrating - Making a plan for suicide
- Changes in appearance (not taking care of personal appearance)
WHAT TO DO?
If you’re worried about someone, it’s important to discuss your concerns with them. Be open and honest. Express your concern without personal judgment.
WHO CAN HELP?
- Mental Health Clinic: 456-6600
- Chaplains Office: 456-2111
- PCBH Provider: 456-6705
- Primary Care Manager: 456-6555
- First Sergeant: Page 23
- Squadron Commander
- Military Family Life Counselor: 456-8400
Family Advocacy is the primary office for the support of education, prevention and treatment of family maltreatment involving active duty members and their families.
Active Parenting of Teens: Help your teens thrive and survive through understanding the challenges of adolescence.
Anger Management: Focuses on anger triggers, thinking errors, communication styles and impact on health.
Breastfeeding Class: Basic techniques are taught to help parents and babies succeed with breastfeeding. Those interested in knowing more about nutrition and its importance for a healthy infant can come to this class.
Play Group: Moms, dads, and kids up to age five are welcome to join our interactive playgroup. This is a casual opportunity to meet and play with other families, hear speakers, and share parent-child activities.
Dads - the basics: Dads teaching dads the basics! Open to any expecting father or father with a child up to six months of age.
Marriage L.I.N.K.S.: Keeping your love strong requires ongoing communication. Skills for trust, communication, forgiveness and conflict resolution.
Parenting with Love and Logic: Practical tools to help parents achieve respectful and healthy relationships with their children.
FASES: Developed to prevent escalation of family violence for families who have been identified as “at risk” to Family Advocacy.
OB Orientation: This class is held for all newly pregnant women/couples. It includes policies and services of the OB and Family Practice clinics.
243 Curtiss Road
3rd floor main clinic
The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a FREE service designed to help expecting and new parents meet their challenging and changing roles as mother, father, and family. It’s a benefit you’re entitled to receive. NPSP services are provided to enhance the development of all family members, promote positive parenting skills and to help maintain healthy families.
- Prenatal/Postnatal home, office, and hospital visits
- Individualized prenatal counseling
- Information on infant and toddler growth and development
- Nutritional information
- Parenting education classes
- Marital counseling
- Community resource referral
- Baby Care Basics Class Basic Training for Dads
- Infant and toddler playgroups
WHO CAN RECEIVE OUR SERVICES?
- Anyone entitled to use the medical treatment facility
- Expectant or first-time parents of children 0-3 years old
- Single parents
- Anyone without local support or family to come and help
- Anyone seeking marital counseling/classes who has children 0-3 years old
WHO PROVIDES NPSP SERVICES?
The NPSP staff consists of a registered nurse and licensed clinical social workers who work together to provide quality service.
243 Curtiss Road
Barksdale AFB, LA
The educational outreach from Health Promotion equips our installation with the tools to create realistic wellness skills to ensure life-long health and optimal performance.
Warrior Nutrition: Education to formulate goals and change habits to create a permanent healthy lifestyle. Redefine your relationship to food while learning how to fit proper nutrition into your daily life.
Sleep Enhancement: Develop an effective sleep routine to increase health and productivity. This is the most valuable education class offered, and dictates the effectiveness of all other health approaches.
PT MAX: PT MAX was developed to give Airmen a way to not only pass, but to MAX their test over a 12 month period.
Meal Prep: Learn to meal prep! Weekly, budget-friendly approach to prepare healthy meals on the go.
Fitness Myths: Get answers to the common misconceptions in the health/fitness industry: Strength training / supplement use.
Tobacco Cessation: Interesting in quitting nicotine products? Learn how to quit permanently!
PTL PREP: This class is for PTLs who have taken the PTL-B and wish to have additional information on fitness and nutrition. Learn how to effectively coach and create fitness programs for your squadrons.
Practical PT: No equipment, no problem. Learn to effectively warm up, strength train, and condition in any environment!