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“Beyond Awareness: Inside Guam Army National Guard’s Continuous Suicide Prevention Efforts“
In this episode of our Fireside Chat Series, Dr. Liz Clark, Director of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office, sits down
with members of the Guam National Guard, recipients of the Guam Sucicie Prevention Recognition Ceremony, to discuss
their continuous efforts to connect with the service member, the family member and the Guam community.
View the Beyond Awareness: Inside Guam Army National Guard’s Continuous Suicide Prevention Efforts
2024 Black History Month Fireside Chat
In this episode of our Fireside Chat Series, Dr. Mary Crenshaw, Senior Postvention, Outreach and Engagement Analyst and SGM Yvette Edmonds, Chief Religious Affairs Senior Enlisted Leader / Theater Sustainment Command in Kaiserslautern, Germany, to discuss her outstanding career in the military as an African American female Service member and leader in honor of Black History Month.
View the 2024 Black History Month Fireside Chat
Beyond Awareness: U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz’s Resilience Campaign
In this episode of our Fireside Chat Series, Dr. Liz Clark, Director of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office, engages in a conversation with members of the Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Kaiserslautern, Germany, who were recognized at the Suicide Prevention Awareness Recognition Ceremony. Throughout the episode, they discuss their imaginative campaign to further suicide prevention education and awareness.
View the Beyond Awareness: U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz’s Resilience Campaign Video
Keep the Holidays Bright – Make Safety a Priority
Download the 2023 Holiday Lethal Means Safety Flyer
DSPO Quarterly Connection Newsletter: Winter Edition
This edition is full of helpful information on fighting holiday stress,
promoting lethal means safety, the Annual Report on Suicide in the Military
for Calendar Year 2022, and our newest resources
Read the Newsletter Here
Learn more about DSPO’s mission to save lives, join your fight, and connect to protect
Fireside Chat: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
View the Fireside Chat: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
Learn about DSPO’s mission to prevent suicide for Service members
View DSPO’s new We Defend Our Own PSA
Fireside Chat with the Family Advocacy Program
View the Fireside Chat with the Family Advocacy Program
Supporting the Military in Suicide Prevention: DSPO’s Military Community Engagement Activities – 2022/2023 Promoting Help and Hope to Save Lives
Annual Report on Suicide in the Military Calendar Year (CY) 2022
Maximizing Your Well-being
In this episode of the Mental Health is Health: Maximizing Your Well-being Podcast Series, Senior Research and Program Evaluation Advisor, Dr. Alicia Matteson, and Deputy Commander of the 92nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, Lieutenant Colonel Select Jordan Simonson, discuss inclusive health and personnel policies, removing stigma from seeking mental health services by normalizing help-seeking, and how utilizing routines in positive activities is a key to an individual’s well-being.
Listen to the Maximizing Your Well-being Podcast
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
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.