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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Human Services, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

Mission: AFM provides Donors, Volunteers, and Advocates the organization they require to eradicate suicide and transform lives. Through the work of AFM others are finding their own purpose and renewed strength and thousands are discovering authentic power to make a significant difference in the lives of those who are hurting.

Results: 2012 Developed the I Will Intervene Challenge for Armed Forces Mission 2013 Trained 300 caregivers in our hometown community resulting in a 50% reduction in suicide and a 20 year low 2014 Established the NO MORE SUICIDE CAMPAIGN for the Intervention Institute 2015 Trained the largest force of ASIST soldiers for the 99th Regional Support Command US Army Reserves 2016 Received the Trinity Award Emergency Responder of the Year Award 2017 The success continues with a total of more than 600 suicide interventions completed and nearly 8,000 caregivers trained

Target demographics: We build strong warriors within the veteran and law enforcement community who help others build a culture of health for all people. When the warrior is strong the community is safe. When you stand with them we are all strong! From the veteran who overcomes despair to the 13-year-old girl who is now a sweet 16; every day at AFM lives are being saved.

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 150 successful suicide interventions conducted in 2016 and the training of more than 3,000 community care givers who are now engaged in helping others.

Geographic areas served: Georgia with out reach to other states

Programs: Rapid Response Suicide Intervention and community training in crisis and suicide intervention skills development.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Tara Q.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Doing great things to spread awareness regarding suicide and in my hometown! Can't wait to learn more.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Passionate, caring, knowledgeable and experienced hard work for our community and elsewhere.

1 DLoewer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Armed Forces Mission is tackling a vital need by intervening with our veterans must at risk for suicide. Many organizations have been trying to raise awareness, AFM is making that extra step to make a difference in the lives of our veterans who are struggling after they have stepped off the battlefield. As I volunteer in our community whether at festivals, sporting events, or work, I can't tell you the number of times that I have been told by local business owners they have hired a veteran who is struggling with suicide. If there is one reliable non-profit organization that maximizes its resources and funding, it's Armed Forces Mission! As a Navy veteran, who has struggled, I highly recommend AFM not only because of its mission but because they truly care about building a culture of health in the community.

4 Terry95

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This organization comprising heartfelt Christian warriors is doing outstanding work in training first responder to intervene in possible suicide attempts. Fantastic work by incredible caring professionals I hope to volunteer with this organization I believe so strongly in their work. MSG (RET) Terry R. Grant

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

You will not find a group of people from all walks of life who are more knowledgable or more compassionate about suicide prevention than those who work with Armed Forces Mission.

3 Erik10

Board Member

Rating: 5

Successfully intervening and equipping hundreds of us to work in the community to give hope to struggling people. The training is straight forward and will give anyone the knowledge they need to help those who are at risk!

5 Airport Chaplain

Board Member

Rating: 5

Chaplain Kenneth Koon is the most dedicated and passionate soldier I've ever met. His heart is filled with love and compassion for those who have grown hopeless and / or lost a loved one to suicide. He is on-call 24/7 and proves himself to be tireless and totally unselfish when it comes to saving a life. I am honored to call him a friend ... and, I am a monthly supporter of www.ArmedForcesMission.org. Hope you will team-up with Maj. Koon to help save lives and marriages.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Armed Forces Mission is an integral part of making Fayette County stronger. AFM is dedicated to suicide intervention, education and creating a healthier community. Kenneth Koon provides the highest level of integrity and leadership and dedication I have seen in a grassroots effort organization with a national vision. Everyday, the presence of AFM is noticeable whether at first responder events, community commemorative events, Eagle Scout ceremonies or first on the scene.
Recently, I volunteered at the inaugural challenge. It was an excellent event featuring a cross-section of our community, raising over $10,000 in funds to support the mission to save lives, leveraging a 22 minute push up challenge. Genius. Kenneth Koon always looks for ways to honor, educate and partner with others for the good of this mission. Communities across America can drastically impact the suicide statistics and enjoy healthier communities through the resources and education Armed Forces Mission can provide. Join the mission to save lives. -Jacqueline Arnold, Patriotic author, former military spouse