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Preventing Suicide in the National Guard

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2015

ST PAUL, Minn- The Minnesota National Guard is hosting "Power of One Fun Runs" during suicide prevention awareness week to regain the military community's attention to preventing suicide

More than 500 soldiers are expected at two events; on Sept 12 at 2:00 pm at the Camp Ripley Recreation Center and on Sept 13 at 8:00 am at the Arden Hills National Guard Armory Welcome ceremonies at each event will include a motivational message from bestselling author Jamie Tworkowski

Tworkowski is the founder of Two Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) and author of the New York Time's bestseller "If You Feel Too Much"

"After learning about his TWLOHA UChapter at the U of M, and reading his new book, we are excited that Jamie can share his message with our Fun Run participants," said Maj Ron Jarvi, Program Manager for the Minnesota National Guard Resilience Risk Reduction & Suicide Prevention Office

"The Minnesota National Guard is committed to preventing suicides in our organization," continued Jarvi "If hosting a fun 5K and welcoming a national author who can really talk to our 20-something's will reach our service members, then that's what we'll do People are our most precious resource and one loss to suicide is one too many"

Runners at both locations will have the unique opportunity to connect with risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors during their run The event will also include the premier of the Minnesota National Guard's new "I'm Only Human" suicide prevention video, a loss survivor story, and multiple local and state resources

According to data from the Minnesota Department of Health, suicide trends in the Minnesota National Guard have directly reflected suicide trends throughout the state in the last 5 years

National Guard members, as well as the community members who support them, are welcome to attend these free events

Mall of America, a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company, is also hosting Jamie Tworkowski for a book signing on Sunday Sept 13 at 5:00 pm and an all-day activation for their "We'll See You Tomorrow" suicide prevention campaign

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs at mn.ng.web@mail.mil or call 651-282-4410

MEDIA NOTE: Interviews will be able with Minnesota National Guard senior leaders and Jamie Tworkowski at each event





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