American Airmen are agile, innovative, and always accomplish the mission! To do this, we overcome obstacles every day, both professionally and personally. I urge you to guard and strengthen that resilience. Take care of yourself, your family and fellow Airmen. If you see someone in need, help them. If you're the one struggling, make the right choice and seek help from a friend, a supervisor, or a professional. The strongest, most capable warriors I know fully understand their limitations and embrace the fact that their mission success, and their resilience, rely on the team around them. Take care of yourself… and take care of each other.

General Mark A. Welsh III
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff

The Ace Card

Ask your wingman
• Have the courage to ask the question, but stay calm
• Ask the question directly: Are you thinking of killing yourself?

Care for your wingman
• Calmly control the situation; do not use force; be safe
• Actively listen to show under­standing and produce relief
• Remove any means that could be used for self-injury

Escort your wingman
• Never leave your buddy alone
• Escort to chain of command, Chaplain, behavioral health professional, or primary care provider
• Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.(800) 273-8255 (TALK)

11 Elements

The AF Suicide Prevention Program is built on 11 overlapping core elements stressing leadership and community involvement in the prevention of suicides. Click the link below to read more about them.
11 Elements

Wingman Online

Wingman Online Homepage The following link is a resource website the Air Force Center of Excellence in Medical Multimedia (CEMM) maintains.
Wingman Online Suicide Prevention