Suicide Prevention Campaign Materials

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The BeThere Suicide Prevention Campaign kicks-off with an observance of Suicide Prevention Month
in September 2016.

The Department of Defense’s theme for Suicide Prevention Month in 2016 is:
BeThere — your action could save a life.

Download campaign materials and read about coming events on this page.

Follow the Defense Suicide Prevention Office and the #BeThere Suicide Prevention Campaign throughout the year
on the Defense Suicide Prevention Office’s Facebook page and Twitter @DSPOmil.



Memorandum from the Secretary of Defense

Secretary Ash Carter

Memorandum on Suicide Prevention Month 2016 from Secretary of Defense, Ashton B. Carter. (Click Here)

Download Campaign Materials

Download Social Media Toolkit

Social Media Campaign

Coming in September 2016

Partner organization links to campaign materials.

Outreach Recognition

Nominate your installation for recognition of its Suicide Prevention Month efforts during September 2016.

  • Nominations due by Oct. 14
  • Notifications, late October
  • Ceremony, mid-November
BeThere Suicide Prevention Campaign Events

starDepartment of Veterans Affairs Thunderclap star

Sept. 1, 2016 at Noon EDT
Share a message of support for those who have served.
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/45153-be-there-for-veterans.

starDefense Suicide Prevention Office Suicide Prevention Month Kick-off star

Guest speaker, LtGen Robert R. Ruark
Sept. 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m. EDT
Pentagon, 2nd floor Apex 1 and 2

starReflections of Generosity Art Exhibit star

This traveling exhibit explores the power of painting, sculpture, and song to heal Service members, their families and Veterans through generosity, community and beauty.

Sept. 7-9, 2016
Pentagon, 2nd floor Apex 9 and 10

Sept. 13-15, 2016
The Mark Center, Main Hall
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22311-1882

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