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Navigating Crisis with 988
In this episode of the Mental Health is Health: Maximizing Your Well-being Podcast Series, Dr. Ramya Sundararaman, Deputy Director of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office, talks with Dr. Richard McKeon, Senior Advisor in the 988 and Behavioral Health Crisis Office, about the importance of the 988 Crisis Lifeline about when to use it, and what happens after a call is made.
Listen to the Navigating Crisis with 988 Podcast
A.C.T. to Prevent Suicide Fact Sheet for Parents and Caregivers
Learn to calmly discuss suicide and the importance of open communication by reading the new DSPO/DODEA Acknowledge, Care, Tell (A.C.T.) Fact Sheet. The third fact sheet in our A.C.T. series focuses on helping parents and caregivers approach the topic of suicide in a supportive and sensitive way.
Read A.C.T. Fact Sheet for Parents and Caregivers
Leveraging Chaplain Support Podcast
Read about DSPO’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Toolkit, the new A.C.T. fact sheets for older children, and DSPOs many upcoming events for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September.
Teens and preteens can read this fact sheet to learn steps and resources to protect themselves and their friends by Acknowledging, Caring, and Telling.
Learn about keeping your firearms secure during a permanent change of station with the Firearm Safety During a Permanent Change of Station fact sheet.
Preventing Suicide in the U.S. Military: Recommendations from the Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee
“In this report, the SPRIRC emphasized that effectively preventing and responding to suicide will require a multifactorial approach, as deaths by suicide among service members are complex; thus, simple or singular strategies will not work.”
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.