Resilience, Risk Reduction & Suicide Prevention


R3SP is the Army’s strategy for strengthening individual and unit Personal Readiness and fostering a culture of trust. R3SP provides training and resources to the Army Family to enhance resilience and optimize performance. R3SP reinforces the Army Values, beliefs and attitudes, and educates members of the Army team about the importance of building connections with each other, taking care of one another, and being there to support fellow Soldiers.

The primary mission of the R3SP Program is to ensure the force is properly trained in:

  • Resilience Skills provided by a certified Master Resilience Trainer (MRT)

  • Deployment Cycle Readiness Training by a Master Resilience Trainer certified in DCRT (DCRT)

  • Suicide Prevention Skills through the use of the Army's Ask, Care, Escort (ACE) model. 

  • Suicide Intervention Skills through the Army's Ask, Care, Escort - Suicide Intervention (ACE-SI)

  • Substance Abuse Prevention Training through Target Prevention Training and Deterrence Education  (TPT)

  • Assessment of unit readiness and personnel well-being through the Unit Risk Inventory/Reintegration Unit Risk Inventory (URI/R-URI)

The secondary mission of the R3SP Program is to ensure the death of any service member suspected of suicide is fully investigated, with a focus on areas where the Army National Guard can improve or lessen the likeliness that a service member will have thoughts of suicide.

The R3SP Program incorporates the offices of the State Resilience Coordinator (SRC), the Suicide Prevention Coordinator (SPC) and the Substance Abuse Program (SAP). R3SP also coordinates the NCARNG Commander's Ready and Resilient Council (CR2C), a once quarterly meeting designed as the Adjutant General's strategic platform to articulate the focus, conditions and resources to oversee the execution of the NCARNG's Ready and Resilient (R2) objectives. For more resources, visit the Army Resilience Directorate


When someone needs help, remember ACE:

1. Ask your battle buddy or Family member if he or she is thinking about harming themselves. Asking won't increase the likelihood that they will commit suicide. You won't place the idea in their head.

2. Care for your battle buddy or Family member by listening and reassuring them that immediate help is available. Calmly talk to them and use words like "let me make sure I understand you, do you mean…" And remove any means that they might use to harm themselves.

3. Escort your battle buddy or Family member to get help. This can be an emergency room, a primary care provider, or a behavioral health professional. If they refuse to go with you, do not leave them alone. Call 911 if necessary.

IBHS- 1-855-322-3848

The NCNG Integrated Behavioral Health System (IBHS) is driven by a team of contracted, qualified, licensed therapists and behavioral health case managers. The IBHS is dedicated to helping Servicemembers and Families of all Reserve Components by assessing for immediate behavioral health needs and performing crisis intervention on a twenty-four hour basis.


The IBHS also offers connection and professional case management services to internal military resources as well as to federal, state, and community resources for both clinical and non-clinical needs. Needs include but are not limited to: outpatient mental health treatment, psychiatric and substance abuse hospitalization, partial hospitalization, IOP, residential treatment, PTSD and TBI screening, housing, food, utility and mortgage relief, emergency funds, employment, and assistance with entitlement and insurance enrollment.

Military One Source- 800- 342-9647

Suicide is a serious concern in the military community. If you are in crisis, or you know someone who is, there are immediate resources available to support you or your loved ones. The Military Crisis Line connects those in need to a trained counselor with a single phone call or click of a mouse. This confidential, immediate help is available 24/7 at no cost to active-duty, Guard and reserve members, their families and friends. Contact the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting 838255.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273-8255

109th MP BN SIO

Suicide Prevention is very important to the 109th Military Police Battalion. Each Company has appointed Suicide Intervention Officers (SIOs)- Soldiers trained to combat Soldier Suicide. If you or someone you know is thinking about harming themselves, please contact your Unit to talk to a representative to help get the Service Member get the help they need.


Public Website: > Services and Support > Crisis Intervention Services

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