Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Resilience, Risk Reduction & Suicide Prevention (R3SP)

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.

 September is Suicide Prevention Month 

 This year's theme is "Connect to Protect — Support is Within Reach." 

Join us as the US Army works to increase awareness of the warning signs of those at risk and enhance understanding of the characteristics of suicidal ideation & coping mechanisms. See NCNG Proclamation in the Documents Section below. 

R3SP Programs


Master Resilience Training Course (MRTC)- provides Soldiers with the opportunity to enhance their leadership and effectiveness, and learn how to teach resilience skills to Soldiers, Family Members, and Department of Army Civilians.


ACE (Ask, Care, Escort)- Tier 1 model designed to empower participants to notice the warning signs, calmly control the situation and establish care and respect during an intervention and then escort that individual to professional or 911 resources.

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.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)- ASIST is a 2 day class that helps to change the historical approach to suicide to a present day approach. Acknowledgment, openness, respectfulness, and understanding, along with the steps of the PAL model will give the participants opportunities to learn specific, life-assisting skills to help prevent persons with thoughts of suicide from acting upon those thoughts.

Commanders Ready and Resilient Council (CR2C)- The Adjutant Generals’ (TAG) executive agency charged with recommending priorities, synchronizing activities for all ready and resilient campaign functions, assessing and monitoring high-risk mitigation strategies, improving readiness and resilience, and advancing health promotion, risk reduction, and suicide prevention efforts.

Additional Resources:

THE NCNG IBHS: For consultation on a behavioral health issue with a reserve component Service or Family Member call the NCNG Integrated Behavioral Health System (IBHS) to connect quickly and confidentially with the on-call licensed IBHS Clinician, 24/7/365 at 1-855-322-3848. If you, or the person you are calling about, are in an imminently dangerous suicidal or homicidal situation, call 911 now.

24 HOUR TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-855-322-3848


Military OneSource: Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life 24 hours a day by telephone and online at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Component members, and their families.

Phone: (800) 342-9647


Veterans Crisis Hotline: 

Phone: 1-800-273 8255 (option 1)       

2021 Suicide Prevention Month Proclamation.pdf
9/3/2021 10:20 AMMartinsen, Kenneth P SSG MIL NG NCARNG

Contact Us:

R3SP Coordinator

Mr. Thomas S. Chiancone



Suicide Prevention Coordinator (SPC)

Mr. Walter Spencer


State Resilience Coordinator (SRC)

SFC Hannah G. Eckerd