Suicide Prevention: 90 MW holds story telling event
By Senior Airman Abbigayle Williams, 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 11, 2019
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. --
A story telling event was hosted Sept. 10, 2019 at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., to raise awareness about suicide prevention.
The event included a panel of three, Senior Master Sgt. Cody Stollings, 790th Missile Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent, Tech. Sgt. Robert Gerard, 90th Security Forces Squadron commander support staff, and Airman Alfonso Santiago, 90th Medical Group medical technician, who shared their personal stories of resiliency and strength.
According to an unofficial release from the wing, suicide is the leading cause of death in the Air Force. Throughout the month of September, units from F.E. Warren and across the Air Force will be focusing on early and responsible help-seeking, underscoring prevention efforts, and increasing information on risk factors and warning signs.
The event provided Airmen in attendance the opportunity to ask questions of the panel during a Q&A segment of the event.
Finally, all Airmen and their families were encouraged to talk with each other, their leaders and base support agencies about suicidal thoughts, expressions of self-harm, or mentions of suicide.
If you or anyone you know is dealing with thoughts of self-harm, please contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text WYO to 741741. If it is an emergency, contact local law enforcement by dialing 911.