Announcement

The 2016 Department of Defense Suicide Event Report (DoDSER)

The 2016 Department of Defense Suicide Event Report (DoDSER) has been released today July 2, 2018. The DoDSER Annual Report, produces a rich data regarding military suicides and medically identified suicide attempts. To view the 2016 DoDSER Report please click here.

Welcome to the Defense Suicide Prevention Office's Fulfillment Center. DSPO's fulfillment center provides suicide prevention outreach and educational products for Service members, their Families, and DoD Civilians. DSPO has a variety of products to choose from such as: mousepads, backpacks, gun locks, lanyards, and more to support your organization’s efforts to help spread the word about DSPO, and its suicide prevention efforts. Thank you for raising awareness of suicide prevention in our military community. All merchandise will be sent to your military facility/POC free of charge. Click here to access the Fulfillment Center.

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Veteran/Military Crisis Line

The Defense Suicide Prevention Office does not provide crisis services. If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Veteran/Military Crisis Line for immediate assistance.

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Learn more about how to secure firearms during times when someone close to you may be at risk for suicide.… https://t.co/muCKkhOD1l
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RT @IAVA: Last week, we focused the nation’s attention on veteran and military suicide, opening up a wider discussi… https://t.co/Ykj6THKKnl
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If you’re a Service member or Veteran in crisis or know a Service member or Veteran who is, confidential support is… https://t.co/aNZiMRoFuD
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On 10 November, in 1775, the Continental Marines were established. We honor and thank the men and women who have s… https://t.co/jYvIuXPzrz
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This November, please take a moment to say "THANK YOU!" to military families for supporting our Service members dur… https://t.co/kB3AB77Gre
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SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS: DSPO will conduct its annual DoD Suicide Prevention Month Outreach Recognition to honor on… https://t.co/DVPC8kF02g
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Some of the suicide warning signs include: increased anxiety, looking for a way to access lethal means, extreme mood swings, and more. Can you name a few more? Download our trifold on the Risks & Warning Signs and How to Help: #BeThere" target="_blank">http://qoo.ly/qvzmt. #BeThere</a>
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PCSing this summer? Remember to look for that open door of happiness.
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Although stressors of military life are experienced year-round by our Service members, their families, and DoD civilians, increased changes and transitions throughout the summer months can be even more challenging for our community. New duty stations, units, schools, neighborhoods and homes offer the opportunity to expand your network - take advantage of this opportunity! If you struggle with making a connection, or know someone who is struggling, help is available. The DoD BeThere Peer Support Call and Outreach Center, at (844) 357-7337 or #BeThere BeThere Peer Support" target="_blank">http://www.betherepeersupport.org/ will connect you, a friend, or family member with needed support. And if in crisis, help is always available through the Military Crisis Line at (800) 273-8255 or www.militarycrisisline.net. Both resources are free, confidential, and accessible 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. #BeThere BeThere Peer Support
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Congrats to the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing Chapel which has been named the United States Air Force’s Best Small Chapel of the Year for 2017. The chapel team never stopped at the status quo for pursuing excellence. In addition to completing training for their chapel duties, Airmen also completed courses in Applied Suicide Intervention. #BeThere 70th ISR Wing" target="_blank">http://qoo.ly/qtsbm #BeThere 70th ISR Wing
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LinkedIn will now offer free, one-year membership to LinkedIn Premium for military spouses.
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Read about how Sailors are utilizing safeTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) programs in suicide prevention. #BeThere" target="_blank">http://qoo.ly/qqz6n #BeThere</a>
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The 2018 Department of Defense 1st quarter Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) has been released. The quarterly suicide report summarizes suicide counts and annual rates for the Active Component, Reserves, and National Guard. The purpose of the QSR is to communicate DoD suicide data to stakeholders external to DoD on a routine and frequent basis. Download the report: http://qoo.ly/qqaqu
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The first step is to ASK. Asking the question “Are you thinking about suicide?” communicates that you’re open to speaking about suicide in a non-judgmental and supportive way. Learn more at: #BeThere" target="_blank">http://qoo.ly/qq44e #BeThere</a>
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Transitions are hard. Finding the TRICARE program for you doesn’t have to be! If you are a Service member retiring from active duty, learn which TRICARE programs best suits you and your family’s needs. #BeThere" target="_blank">http://qoo.ly/qpf2j #BeThere</a>
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Navy Great Lakes Training Support Center is leading the way in prevention by being first to incorporate R.E.P.S. into recruit training. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences R.E.P.S. program will teach Navy recruits the emotional regulation and problem solving skills they&#39;ll need to hopefully be resilient Sailors throughout their careers. HOOYAH!
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What does suicide prevention look like in your state? Find out with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Suicide State Fact Sheets for 2018. #BeThere" target="_blank">http://qoo.ly/qnkt3 #BeThere</a>
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It’s FriYAY! As you start your weekend, remember ...
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The answer is yes. Visit http://www.dspo.mil/Portals/113/Documents/DSPO_Trifold_SocialMediaSafeReporting_6x6_r4_PRESS.pdf?ver=2017-11-17-145155-470. #BeThere" target="_blank">http://qoo.ly/qjt9e to learn how you can help reduce the risk of suicide and suicide contagion with posts or links to treatment services, warning signs, and suicide hotlines. You can also download our trifold on Social Media and Safe reporting: http://www.dspo.mil/Portals/113/Documents/DSPO_Trifold_SocialMediaSafeReporting_6x6_r4_PRESS.pdf?ver=2017-11-17-145155-470. #BeThere</a>
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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY As we celebrate our nation&#39;s freedom, we honor all Service members dedicated to preserving it. #BeThere
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Discover how doctors are diagnosing and treating Service members with anxiety, depression, #PTSD and other mental health concerns. #BeThere" target="_blank">http://qoo.ly/qibkn #BeThere</a>
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#BeThere for yourself and others. Know the signs of heat exhaustion. Better yet, prevention is the key- stay in cooler areas and keep hydrated. Be safe during these HOT summer days!
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Do you know what to say if a friend or loved one confides in you about thoughts of suicide? By attending an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop you will gain the tools and knowledge to help someone at risk for suicide. #BeThere" target="_blank">http://qoo.ly/qhmmj #BeThere</a>
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