Be aware and understand the problem of suicide within the Army, National Guard and Army Reserve.
By being part of the B1 Project, you can help take some of the "silence" away from the "silent epidemic" of youth suicide by learning about the problem and making a plan to help your friends who may be struggling.
Be able to identify those who may be struggling with suicidal ideation. Learn the warning signs and risk factors:
(NOTE: This is not an all-inclusive list of warning signs and risk factors.)
The warning signs and risk factors mentioned in Step 2 are not the only signs which a soldier who is struggling may exhibit. If the behavior is out of character for the person as you know them, the behavior at least warrants some questions or conversation as to what is happening with them. Have a plan of action ready in the event you recognize the person may be having suicidal thoughts. Don’t be afraid to get involved. Some resources for help:
By entering your email address and clicking "I'll B1", you are pledging to be there for your friends. Someone you know may need a friend - B1.