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Suicide Prevention: Suicide Myth No. 4

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

Suicide Myth No. 4

MYTH:  Suicides happen fast, and usually as the result of one sudden traumatic event, so there isn't anything you can do prevent them. TRUTH:  Suicides are rarely the result of a single traumatic loss or change. Usually, there are many contributing factors and events that have developed or occurred over a period of time. A sudden traumatic event may be the 'trigger' event that moves a person to end their life, but it is unlikely the only cause.

The Military Crisis line, toll-free number is (800) 273-TALK (273-8255), which is available 24/7, can be used anywhere in the United States and connects callers to a certified crisis center near where the call is placed. Local Helping Agencies:

Mental Health Clinic 505 846-3305

Chaplain 505 846-5691 / 505 846-3777

Military One Source 1-800-342-9647

Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC) 505 280-0664

#BeThere - Your action could save a life.