Video by Sgt. William Washburn
Suicide Awareness
88th Readiness Division
July 14, 2021 | 4:05
Suicide has been and still is a major problem across the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard, and the rest of the Armed Forces. The 88th Readiness Division commanding general, Maj. Gen. Darrell Guthrie, talks about the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of someone that might be suicidal and how to reach out to them to prevent them from taking their life.
88th Readiness Division Suicide Prevention

Prevention Resources

Coming Soon

Emergency Assistance

If immediate risk, please call 911.

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Non-Emergency Assistance

Contact Mr. Michael Wikstrom at the following numbers:

Phone Number: 608-388-0997

Cell Number: 480-203-1556


Training Resources

Coming Soon.

Continue ACE Protocol. Ensure dialogue with Family and friends if access to lethal means changes.

Commander/Leader Role

  • CDR/Supervisor refer for emergency Mental Health Evaluation (MHE) and/or Chaplain support.
  • Initiate SIR/CCIR
  • Initiate LOD (2173, MMSO)
  • TRICARE one-off if needed
  • Concur/non-concur with BH recommendation
  • Counsel on options for BH coverage

Source: DoDI 6490.04

Duty Status

  • Order escort into duty status if not AGR or on AT, ADT, ADOS.
  • If Soldier with ideation on duty status, complete LOD to ensure duty status is either continued or terminated after MHE.

RMA (immediate status for escort); AT (for escort if no RMA available; Soldier if LOD); Fragmented AT is authorized

Weapon Access

  • Commanders MAY ask about access to weapons
  • Request voluntary storage of weapons in unit arms room
  • On post, can have authorization removed
  • Issue DA Form 3749 when taking control of weapons

References: DoDI 6490.16; DODI6490.19; AR 190-11

Contact 88th RD Suicide Prevention
88th Readiness Division
60 South O Street
Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
Mr. Michael Wikstrom
Suicide Prevention Program Manager
Phone Number: 608-388-0997
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