Suicide Prevention

The American Legion Department of Minnesota Family Suicide Prevention Coalition:

Refer to the next section on this page for the next coalition meeting date & time. 

 The Minnesota American Legion Family Suicide Prevention Coalition is a grassroots effort to make an awareness in our Posts, Districts and communities, suicide needs to be preventable and to have the tools to help. Our Coalition meets monthly to strategize on how we can get information and training to our Post levels. In this crazy world we are living in we all need to have the tools to recognize someone needs help or a shoulder to lean on. Our Veterans and their families well being is the number 1 priority. 

The American Legion Department of Minnesota, has an opportunity for our family to create networks across MN so no matter which American Legion Post/Auxiliary/Sons of The American Legion/and family member, a person is connected to or walking into, they have suicide prevention information and resources readily available and all MN districts are making an effort to reach out to their community, connect with local folks who may be struggling and prevent suicide in our military family community.

Please disseminate this information widely, so that any MN American Legion Family member can be a part of this coalition.

The last clause in our preamble; “by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.”

Thank you all for your time and consideration. Please reach out to me with any questions.

Department Adjutant Mike, 651.424.4613, [email protected]

Next Meeting

Date: 23 March 2022

Time: 1730-1900hrs {5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)

Subject: SAVE training. This training will be provided by the VA and will give the coalition insight as to why this coalition is important to us. SAVE which stands for SignsAsk, Validate, Encourage and Expedite, offers simple steps anyone — whether a treatment provider, clinician, friend or family member — can take when talking with Veterans at risk for suicide.

Location: by Zoom, the link to the meeting will be emailed out. If you would like to be a part of the meeting and have not attended one of our meetings, please email Adjutant Mike @ [email protected]