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Suicide Prevention

"Enhancing Resiliency - Strengthening Our Professionals"

Suicides are occurring across every segment of the force Ė Active, Guard and Reserve; officers and enlisted Soldiers; deployed, non-deployed, and those who have not yet been deployed. Army Senior Leaders emphasize that, "Leaders at all levels must underscore the importance of awareness, education and training as a way to increase the resiliency and strength of our Soldiers, Families and Civilians."

Suicide Prevention: Warning Signs

Self-Intervention: Getting Help

Emergency Behavioral Health Services

Call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room

Emergency Department (BAMC) (210) 916-0808

Who: All Beneficiaries
What: Behavioral Health Emergencies. Provides Command Directed Behavioral Health Evaluations for Emergencies only
Where: 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, Ft Sam Houston, TX, 78234 in the main hospital
When: 24/7

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)

Website: http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/
Who: Anyone

After-hours DA Victimís Advocate Hotline: (210) 367-1213

Public number/can be provided to all callers.
Primary purpose: Restricted and Unrestricted assistance for adult victims of domestic violence or intimate partnersexual assault.

Veteranís Crisis Line (800) 273-8255, Press 1. You may also text 838255 for help

Website: http://www.veteranscrisisline.net
Who: Active Duty, Veterans, Retirees, Dependents, Families, and Friends.

Risk Factors

Battle Buddy Intervention:

Family Intervention:

Leaders Intervention:

Getting help:

Emergency Behavioral Health Services

Call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room

Emergency Department (BAMC) (210) 916-0808

Who: All Beneficiaries
What: Behavioral Health Emergencies. Provides Command Directed Behavioral Health Evaluations for Emergencies only
Where: 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, Ft Sam Houston, TX, 78234 in the main hospital
When: 24/7

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)

Website: http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/
Who: Anyone

After-hours DA Victimís Advocate Hotline: (210) 367-1213

Public number/can be provided to all callers.
Primary purpose: Restricted and Unrestricted assistance for adult victims of domestic violence or intimate partnersexual assault.

Veteranís Crisis Line (800) 273-8255, Press 1. You may also text 838255 for help

Website: http://www.veteranscrisisline.net
Who: Active Duty, Veterans, Retirees, Dependents, Families, and Friends.

Department of Behavioral Health Services (210) 916-1600

Additional Resources

Military One Source (800) 342-9647

Website: http://www.militaryonesource.com
Who: Active Duty and their Dependents. Care provided without a requirement for a referral

Family Advocacy Program (210) 221-1996 (Normal Duty Hours), Office: (210) 295-0418

Who: Active Duty and family members
What: Family Advocacy also offers New Parent Support Program (NPSP), has an outreach section offering informative briefings for leadership, as well as a variety of classes to include Anger Management, and different parenting classes
Where: Bldg. 198, 2270 Stanley Rd. (on the corner of Stanley and Wilson), Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234, (210) 221-1996, Office: (210) 292-0418, On Call Cell: (210) 367-1213
When: Mon-Fri 7:30am - 4:30 pm

BAMC Dept. of Ministry and Pastoral Care (210) 916-1105(front desk)/5877 during duty hours; after hours have Chaplain paged

Who: Anyone using the hospital facilities and ALL staff
What: Provides pastoral, religious and spiritual care and services
Where: BAMC/FSH
When: 24/7

Chaplin Pager: (210) 513 9348

Fort Sam Houston Garrison Chaplains (210) 221-5007 (Duty Hours) (210) 365-6420 (After Duty Hours)

Chaplain Family Life Center (210) 221-5007 (Duty Hours) (210) 365-6420 (After Duty Hours)

Who: Service Members and families
What: Short-term counseling for needs of all kinds
Where: Dodd Field Chapel
When: Mon-Fri 7:30 am -4:30pm

Printable List: Behavioral Health Resources