Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month events planned

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs

September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Suicide continues to pose a serious risk to personnel and families and mission readiness.

Navy Region Hawaii Suicide Prevention Month activities include Fight For Each Other (F4EO) and General Military Training (GMT). F4EO is the first joint service suicide prevention presentation on Oahu, featuring all five branches of the military. The presentations are a series of talks from people directly impacted by suicide, including survivors, family members, friends and co-workers. Commands are invited to the following presentations:

• Sept. 8, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the H i c k a m M e m o r i a l T h e a t e r, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

• Sept. 15, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Fort Shafter Richardson Theater Sgt. Smith Theater

• Sept. 16, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Schofield Barracks

• Sept. 23, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay Theater

• Sept. 30, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at U.S. Coast Guard base Honolulu, Club 14.

A Joint Base Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) 5K Run For Life and Resiliency Fair will be held Sept. 23 beginning at 7 a.m. at Hickam Fitness Center Command fitness leaders are encouraged to plan command physical training in conjunction with this event. The event is open to all Department of Defense personnel, their families and retirees. Awards will be given to each winner in the categories of men, women, youth boys and girls (age 17 and under), and men and women’s stroller. Community support resources will be on site to provide information.

For more information, visit www. greatlifehawaii.com or call 448-2214.

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