AFM 911

Those who stand on the thin blue line do not stand alone. We stand with them!

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2016 Recipient of the 
​Trinity Awards Emergency Responder of the Year Award
  • 600+ Successful Suicide Interventions Conducted
  • 8,100+ Caregivers trained to do the same

Serving those ​who Serve

AFM911 works directly with law enforcement agencies, EMS and other first responders to provide training in suicide intervention and mental health first aid. 

Your support
​saves lives

"AFM has ignited a culture of health that literally saved my life."
Fireman with 10 years of service

Recent clients served

International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association
Henry County Police Department
Bolivar Police Department
Peachtree City Police Department
Fayette County Sheriff's Office 
Fayette County Fire Department
Carroll County Sheriff's Office
Turner County Sheriff's Office
Carrollton Police Department

Recent clients served

International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association
Henry County Police Department
Bolivar Police Department
Peachtree City Police Department
Fayette County Sheriff's Office 
Fayette County Fire Department
Carroll County Sheriff's Office
Turner County Sheriff's Office
Carrollton Police Department

AFM911

AFM911.com building a culture of health within the law enforcement community that benefits all within the community in keeping with our mission to turn the tide on suicide!

Posted by Armed Forces Mission on Monday, April 3, 2017

Suicide among ​​First Responders

In 2016 the national rate for police suicides dropped to 12/100,000, compared to a public rate of 13/100,000.  It is believed the rate for officers should, nonetheless, still be much lower given the background checks that officers go through during the hiring process and the resultant good mental health at time of entry.  The reduction of suicides in both 2012 and 2016 can likely be attributed to the increasingly aggressive application of mental health programs, suicide prevention training, peer support and chaplaincy programs.  This is why we do what we do. Training saves lives!

proof of principle

From 2010 to 2017 AFM trainers were embedded in the 4th BDE 94th Division USAR with responsibility for intervention training of soldiers in a command covering 10 states. During that time the team sustained a ZERO suicide rate at at a time when the suicide rate among military personnel was 200% higher than the general public.

As a result of the success one of the team members was called up to a Command staff with a 40 state footprint that had experienced a 575% higher rate of suicide than the general public.  

Training Saves Lives!

Services offered

AFM offers one and two day workshop formats to include:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) two day
  • Listen Learn Lead Suicide Intervention Training (L3SIT) one day
  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) one day

Custom one day workshops from 90 minutes to 4 hours covering:

  • PTSD
  • Culture of Health
  • Toxic Leadership
  • SafeTalk

Bring it on Sept 8, 2018

The third annual Courageous Challenge returns to Peachtree City. In 2017 90 participants knocked out nearly 25,000 push ups to raise awareness and funds that turn the tide on suicide. Get ready and stay tuned for the BIGGEST CHALLENGE ever!

Courageous Challenge

The success of the Courageous Challenge is the result of every individual involved. Your participation whether as a volunteer, contender, fan, donor, or corporate community partner is helping to build a culture of community health that is saving lives. ​www.CourageousChallenge.com

Posted by Kenneth Lou Koon on Friday, April 21, 2017

​"Armed Forces Mission is a great community partner to the Peachtree City Police Department. We have been able to send several officers to the “I will Intervene” workshops where they have gained skills needed to assist people in crisis in our community. The skills learned through the workshops supplements what officers learn through the Crisis Intervention Training (CIT). Because of the efforts of AFM our officers are better equipped to recognize and respond to someone that is considering suicide." 
​​Sgt. Brian Eden, Community Outreach Coordinator/ SRT Peachtree City Police Department

Meet the Trainers

Chaplain Kenneth Koon, D.Min.

  • 2016 Trinity Awards Emergency Responder of the Year
  • Executive Director of Armed Forces Mission
  • 16 years US Army Reserves
  • More than 600 successful suicide interventions conducted
  • 8,000 community members trained
  • Keynote speaker various military commands, LEO’s, VA, Hospitals
  • Facilitator International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Chaplain Peachtree City PD
  • Sustained Zero suicide rate from 2010 to 2015 in a USAR Command covering 10 states.
  • Trained the largest contingency of soldiers in the 99th Regional Support Command.
  • Developer of the Listen Learn Lead SuicideIntervention Model, based on his work with more than 25,000 soldiers and veterans.
  • Hosted Georgia’s first LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Conference with participants throughout the Southeast attending.
  • M.Div in Education
  • D.Min in Counseling,
  • Member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Georgia Chiefs of Police Association.
  • Master Trainer of ASIST, ACE-SI, and Mental Health First Aid. 

Sergeant John Avery

  • Retired as a Sergeant from the Salinas Police Department, California after over 24 years of service with the Department’s Crisis Intervention Team
  • 8 years in the United States Army as a Military Policeman/K9 Handler,
  • 2 years as a Reserve Deputy for the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, CA
  • Bachelor Degree in Management
  • Master’s Degree in Emergency Services
  • Graduate of the California POST Instructor Development Institute having attained Master Instructor certification
  • Board Certified Instructor for South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium
  • Author and lead facilitator for the California POST certified course “Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide - Train the Trainer”.
  • Instructor/ facilitator in the NAMI Georgia CIT program.
  • ASIST Master trainer
  • Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) teaching the Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Program and Mental Health America–Georgia co-facilitating Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).
  • Earned additional designations for MHFA-Rural; MHFA for Military Members, Veterans and Their Families; MHFA for Law Enforcement, Corrections and Public Safety.
  • Trained in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • Volunteers with the Georgia Critical Incident Stress Foundation and responds to critical incidents as needed. 
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AFM911

AFM911.com building a culture of health within the law enforcement community that benefits all within the community in keeping with our mission to turn the tide on suicide!

Posted by Armed Forces Mission on Monday, April 3, 2017