By Gerald Taylor
In the first and second quarter, the 108th Training Command (IET) hosted Ask, Care, Escort – Suicide Intervention (ACE-SI) and Soldier Leader Risk Reduction Toolkit (SLRRT) suicide prevention training.
ACE-SI provides Soldiers with the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to intervene with those at risk for suicide. ACE stands for Ask, Care and Escort. The purpose of ACE is to help Soldiers and junior leaders become more aware of steps they can take to prevent suicides and be confident in their ability to intervene. ACE encourages Soldiers to directly ask questions to any battle buddy who exhibits suicidal behavior.
The battle buddy should ask a fellow Soldier whether he or she is suicidal, care for the Soldier, and escort the Soldier to get professional help. SLRRT is a tool designed to help leaders identify potential risk among their Soldiers, address concerns or potential problems and provide them with the necessary resources and support that may be needed, and a method to follow up. If you are interested in attending suicide prevention training, please contact your respective Suicide Prevention Program Manager for more information.