Suicide Prevention Podcasts
CBP has developed a series of suicide prevention and awareness podcasts full of inspiring stories from employees impacted by suicide. These are powerful stories from within CBP. They are unscripted conversations about firsthand experiences with suicide, its risk factors, and aftermath.
In Episode 1, Dr. Kent Corso speaks with a Border Patrol agent who lost his son to suicide recently.
In Episode 2, Dr. Corso speaks with a CBP supervisor who learned that one of her employees was considering suicide. She used resources available to all CBP employees as well as her personal experience to connect with that employee and assist in their time of need.
In Episode 3, CBP employee Sal talks about the time he considered suicide. Distraught with grief over events in his personal life, Sal showed several warning signs of suicide and his coworkers noticed. He discusses how their intervention saved his life and the events that followed.
In Episode 4, Dr. Corso speaks with CBP Acting Commissioner Troy Miller about his experience losing his father to suicide.
If you are experiencing a crisis or are having thoughts of death, dying, or ending your life, help is available. CBP employees and family members can access free and confidential support through any of the resources below.
- Local CBP Chaplain or Peer Support Member or a Veteran Support Field Coordinator
- CBP Employee Assistance Program website (password: CBPEAP) or call 800-755-7002
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's online Lifeline Chat or call 800-273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Text Line via Facebook or text HOME to 741741
- Veterans Crisis Line's web-based Crisis Chat, text 838255, or call 800-273-8255 (Select 1)
- Call 911