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NEWS | Sept. 7, 2022

Joint Base MDL leadership attends Suicide Prevention Month declaration signing

By Daniel Barney Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Public Affairs

On Sept. 6, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst leadership attended the Suicide Prevention Month declaration signing event at Tommy B's lounge on Joint Base MDL. The main attendees of the event were U.S. Air Force Col. Wes Adams, Joint Base MDL and 87th Air Base Wing commander, U.S. Navy Capt. Frank Ingargiola, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst deputy commander and Naval Support Activity commander, U.S. Army Col. Mitchell Wisniewski III, Joint Base MDL deputy commander and Army Support Activity commander, and Janis Doss, Suicide Prevention Program manager. The Suicide Awareness declaration signing is an event that allows Joint Base MDL leadership to sign their names into the declaration as an oath to promote suicide awareness, increase and enhance mental health, and continue to support suicide prevention towards the joint base community. September is Suicide Prevention month. This observance collaborates all mental health advocates on Joint Base MDL to raise awareness of suicide prevention to strengthen the mental health of the joint base community.