More than 500 successful suicide interventions since inception
AFM is directly involved in face to face, rapid response suicide intervention within our local communities of Coweta and Fayette County and intervention via telephone nationwide for individuals who are referred to us through the growing network of care.
Embedded within the local law enforcement community, we are regularly called upon to provide intervention services which are available to all residents of Fayette County. Many times intervention needs are called in by local pastors, or those who have attended an awareness workshop and now recognize the risk in a friend or family member.
We connect hurting people with a community network of care
AFM has developed an extensive network of qualified providers within the faith and mental health community to assist those needing additional care and counseling after an initial intervention.
"Armed Forces Mission is a great community partner to the Peachtree City Police Department. Because of the efforts of AFM our officers are better equipped to recognize and respond to someone that is considering suicide."
Sgt. Brian Eden, Community Outreach Coordinator Peachtree City Police Department
Does Intervention Save Lives?
We do what we do because of the positive reality that personal intervention saves lives
Major university studies indicate that intervention has tremendous efficacy in reducing risk.
“Between 1937 and 1971 more than 500 individuals were stopped from jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. By 1978, 94% were still alive or had died of natural causes.”
Richard H. Seiden, Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley
In our experience at AFM, with more than 500 suicide interventions conducted, 100% of those we have worked with are still alive and moving toward restored hope and resilience.
So the bottom line is YES! Suicide intervention does save lives!
If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of suicide call 911 or the national life line