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Every suicide is a tragic loss to our nation and those impacted. The family and friends left behind who must deal with the aftermath of the event and put those events in perspective, may in some cases never know why the Service member or Veteran took their life. Suicide is the culmination of complex interactions between biological, social, economic, cultural and psychological factors operating at the individual, community and societal levels. We are committed to fostering collaboration and cooperation to develop suicide prevention efforts among all stakeholders including the Military Services; Federal agencies; public, private, international entities, and institutions of higher education.
NEW DoD Dedicated Peer Support Call and Outreach Center -The BeThere Peer Support Line is the only dedicated Department of Defense (DoD) peer support call and outreach center available to all Service members across the Department (including the National Guard and Reserves) and their families. The program is staffed by peer coaches who are Veteran Service members and spouses of prior Service members, and is available 24/7 through chat, email, phone and text. Communications between peer counselors and Service members are confidential.
We help with any area of life. Call 844-357-PEER (7337) and Text 480-360-6188
The Secretary of Defense's announcement for Suicide Prevention Month and the BeThere campaign. (Click Here)
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The Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) provides advocacy, program oversight, and policy for Department of Defense suicide prevention, intervention and postvention efforts to reduce suicidal behaviors in Service members, civilians and their families.
Disclaimer: The Defense Suicide Prevention Office is a policy office and does not provide crisis services.
If in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line for immediate assistance.