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Whether training a small country church, the Chiefs of Police Association, or the 101st Airborne more than 25,000 individuals across the US have taken the Intervene Challenge to gain the skills that save lives. The Challenge is based on the work of Army Chaplain Lou Koon in conducting nearly 2,000 suicide interventions and features the five core values set forth in Lou's book Listen Learn Lead (A Model for Suicide Intervention). 

Individuals that accept the Challenge know that INTERVENTION SAVES LIVES! Together we are building a culture of mental health as Community Gatekeepers who are ready, willing, and able to serve individuals at risk of suicide. 

What Others Say...

It is not hyperbole when I say the Intervene Challenge was the most impactful professional learning I have encountered in my 20-year career. I left the training a different person, equipped with the skills to save a life. I recommend this training, to everyone.

Michael Duncan, Ed.D
Pike County Schools

Those that truly want to make a difference in reducing suicide would be well served and prepared by taking AFM's Intervene Challenge and learning the L3 model. 

Hubert G. Smith
LT General (Retired)

The Air Force tells us to do something about suicide. AFM's Intervene Challenge shows us how.                          Brigadier General Akshai Gandhi

Chief of Staff, South Carolina

Air National Guard

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