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Project Safeguard


Facilitate a training model for the National Guard on lethal means and voluntary reductions in firearm access during at-risk periods. The peer to peer counselings incorporate principles of motivational interviewing to encourage secure storage of personal firearms as a means to decrease the risk of death.

Strategic Alignment with National Suicide Prevention Goals

CDC Suicide Prevention Strategies

As it is outlined in the CDC's "Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices," our project is aligned with the following strategies:

    • Strengthen Access and Delivery of Suicide Care

    • Create Protective Environments

    • Promote Connectedness

    • Teach Coping and Problem-Solving Skills

    • Identify and Support People at Risk

    • Lessen Harms and Prevent Future Risk

White House Priorities

As it is outlined in The White House "Fact Sheet: New Strategy Outlines Five Priorities for Reducing Military and Veteran Suicide," our project is aligned with the following priorities:

    • Improving Lethal Means Safety

    • Enhancing Crisis Care and Facilitating Care Transitions

    • Increasing Access to and Delivery of Effective Care

    • Addressing Upstream Risk and Protective Factors

    • Increasing Research Coordination, Data Sharing, & Evaluation Efforts