|During September, we observe suicide prevention month
with the theme of “Improving our Soldiers and Families Health: A Healthy
Force Combating High Risk Behaviors.”
For more information about suicide
awareness/prevention topics in the Fort McCoy community,
Soldiers and their family members should contact their unit
chaplains or the Fort McCoy Religious Support Office at
Other personnel in the Fort McCoy work force, can contact the
Fort McCoy Employee Assistance Program Coordinator at
608-388-2441/5955, who can provide referral services and
information for people seeking help.
Additional resources in the Fort McCoy community, include the
Fort McCoy Behavioral Health Clinic at 608-388-4679 (for
mobilizing/demobilizing Soldiers or Soldier referrals), and
Military Family Life Consultants at 608-469-1432.
I want you to know we are committed to a holistic approach to improve
the physical, spiritual and behavioral health of our Soldiers, their
Families and Army Civilians.
We are focusing on promoting health and risk reduction. The theme also
reminds us of the importance of focusing on all aspects of health
necessary for overall fitness.
We have the responsibility and commitment to help our Army Family who
needs the strength of our team. Throughout the month I will post several
blogs concerning the facts about suicide prevention.
I encourage you to visit the resources below for more information on
suicide prevention and access to help.
• The Defense Centers of Excellence Outreach Center 1-866-966-1020, and
• The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.
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