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.
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 provided by LivingWorks' Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
- 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 any possible death by suicide of any service member 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.
Contact Us via Email!
NG NC NCARNG Mailbox G1-SSS R3SP
Resilience, Risk Reduction & Suicide Prevention Coordinator (R3SP)
Ms. Eckerd, Hannah G.
State Resilience Coordinator (SRC)
Staff Sgt. Hill, Brian C
Risk Reduction Coordinator (RRC)
Mr. Johnson, David
Suicide Prevention Coordinator (SPC)
Ms. Mhazo, Devenia (Dee)
Prevention Coordinator (PC)
Ms. Vines, Tainasha M.
Prevention Coordinator (PC)
Mr. Uri Simmers
NCNG Integrated Behavioral Health System
For consultation on a behavioral health issue with a reserve component Service or Family Member call the NCNG IBHS to connect quickly and confidentially with the on-call licensed IBHS Clinician
24 Hour Toll Free Number: 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.
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: 988 (option 1)
Integrated Behavioral Health System
24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year, 1-855-322-3848
Director, NCNG IBHS, Stephanie Nissen
The NCNG Integrated Behavioral Health System (IBHS) was stood up on Nov. 1, 2010 and is driven by a team of contracted, qualified, licensed clinicians and behavioral health case managers known collectively as the Psychological Services Section (PSS). We are dedicated to helping NCNG Service members and their Families by assessing for immediate behavioral health needs and offering therapeutic support, connection and case management services to internal referrals as well as federal, state, and community (external) referrals for both clinical and non-clinical needs.
The 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 Service members 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
- Intensive Outpatient Programs
- Residential treatment
- PTSD and TBI screening
- Food, utility and mortgage relief
- Emergency funds
- Assistance with entitlement and insurance enrollment
The IBHS clinical staff are regionally located throughout the state and housed in NCNG armories and Family Assistance Centers so that access to care for Reserve Competent Service members and their Families is maximized.
The IBHS abides by rules and regulations of DoDI 6490.08 and state and federal statutes concerning ethics and confidentiality. The IBHS is professionally staffed, voluntary, and free.
Why is it important to me?
- 24/7 Professional Crisis Intervention and Consultation
- Clinical and Non-Clinical Assessments of Need
- Free Evidenced Based Face to Face and Telemental Health Treatment
- Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISD)
- Wellness and Subject Matter Expert (SME) trainings
- Resource identification: Disabled Veteran & homeless shelters; food, emergency funds, etc.
- Benefit (insurance) enrollment
- Commander/Line Leader/Battle Buddy/Family Member guidance on handling behavioral health issues in persons of concern
Referral, connection and case management services are provided regardless of duty status or ability to pay.
Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Program
The SHARP program helps to achieve the goal of the Secretary of Defense to eradicate sexual assault and sexual harassment from the military. SHARP helps to create an Army culture where all Soldiers have the values, tools, and skills to prevent sexual violence. SHARP also provides sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault while holding offenders accountable for their actions.
Mr. Kristian S. Hall
North Carolina National Guard
JFHQ Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
Office Phone: (984) 664-6909
SARC Confidential Cell: (919) 410-1960
Ms. Kiila M. Patterson
North Carolina National Guard
JFHQ Victim Advocate Coordinator (VAC)
Office Phone: (984) 664-6707
SARC Confidential Cell: (919) 410-2284
Goals of the SAPR Program
Create a climate that minimizes sexual assault incidents, which impact Army personnel, Army civilians, and Family members, and, if an incident should occur, ensure that victims and subjects are treated according to Army policy
Create a climate that encourages victims to report incidents of sexual assault without fear.
Establish sexual assault prevention training and awareness programs to educate Soldiers.
Ensure sensitive and comprehensive treatment to restore victims’ health and Well-being.
Ensure leaders understand their roles and responsibilities regarding response to sexual assault victims, thoroughly investigate allegations of sexual assault, and take appropriate administrative and disciplinary action. subjects are treated according to Army policy.
DOD Safe Helpline
55-247 (inside the US)
202-470-5546 (outside the US)
Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community
Live 1-on-1 Help
After a sexual assault, you are not alone... someone is there to help.
Contact a Safe Helpline to connect with a trained professional and get needed support.
Psychological Readiness Program
The Psychological Readiness Program (PRP) provides timely and efficient assessment and management of Soldiers experiencing psychological health conditions that jeopardize their medical readiness and deployabilty.
The mission of the PRP is to provide preventive, remedial, and support services aimed at improving and sustaining the psychological health and readiness of NCARNG military members.
The PRP team is comprised of skilled and experienced licensed behavioral health clinician/case managers and non-clinical case managers. Clinicians are embedded with brigade HQs across the state with the lead clinician based at JFHQ. PRP clinicians are highly mobile assets with frequent movement to remote unit locations to ensure access to care, increase help-seeking behavior, reduce stigma and train unit leaders on suicide prevention. PRP case management assists individual Soldiers in becoming "Fully Medically Ready" (FMR) through the provision of screening, education, referral and prevention services.
The PRP clinicians work directly with NCARNG M-day Behavioral Health Officers (BHO) and Behavioral Health Technicians to support the mission of Soldier medical readiness throughout the state.
The NCARNG PRP strictly adheres to state and federal statutes concerning ethics and confidentiality with the exception of DoDI 6490.04 and DoDI 6490.08 "Command Need to Know" requirements.
Colleen Coombs, LCSW
Director of Psychological Health
Phone: (984) 664-6820
Psychological Readiness Program (PRP) Services
- Command Directed Behavioral Health Evaluations
- Soldier Readiness Evaluations
- Periodic Health Assessments
- Command/Soldier Consultations
- Risk Mitigation
- Case Management
- Acute Intervention
- Fitness for Duty Determinations
- MOB/DEMOB processing
To Conserve the psychological readiness of the NCNG by proactively identifying Soldiers with elevated behavioral health symptoms and resourcing internal and external supports aimed at maintaining a ready force.
To Act within the scope and ethical standards of our professional licensure and Army regulations.
To Retain our Soldiers by supporting rehabilitation efforts and recognition of recoverable conditions that may lead to ETS or involuntary separation if untreated.
To Enhance the fighting strength of the NCNG by collaborating with military and civilian professionals to provide comprehensive Soldier care while increasing resilience and decreasing stigma.