New resources to support Be the One

New resources to support Be the One

The American Legion is aiming to reduce the rate of veteran suicide through its Be the One mission, as well as build more awareness about the issue and identify solutions to help a veteran in crisis.

The American Legion’s newly updated Be the One website is full of information to help Legion Family and community members take part in this mission to save lives. Visit the website at

New Be the One items under the Resources and Media tab include:

Frequently asked questions: A list of common questions and answers about Be the One, such as how a post can support the mission and more.

Sample media advisory and press release: Download the documents, update them with your Be the One event information and distribute to local media, community partners and others.

Sample speech: Use this prepared speech for any event to educate on the Legion’s Be the One mission and how others can support it.

Social media graphics: Share these downloadable Be the One graphics on your social media channels to promote the Legion’s suicide prevention mission and drive people to the website to learn how take action when a veteran is in crisis.

Table banner: Decorate your post or event with a Be the One branded table banner.

Videos: Learn best practices to hosting a successful Be the One event. 

Virtual training: The American Legion has partnered with Columbia University to provide training for those who want to learn more about interacting and responding to veterans who may be in crisis. Members of the American Legion Family are encouraged to take part in this training and share the training with their communities.