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This year’s theme Many Roles. One Mission. - emphasizes that individuals and communities have an important role in preventing suicide among Service members and Veterans.  This is a top priority for the DoD and VA; however, we cannot do it on our own.  We need allies and advocates in communities across the Nation to join us in making suicide prevention a priority. 

This conference will provide continuing education units, emphasize best practices and the current state of research in suicide prevention.  Experts from various disciplines will have the opportunity to cross-train in research findings, clinical pathways, and practical experiences that cannot be gained via other means.   See you in Nashville!  #BeThere

Registration will open soon! Check back here for updates!


Thank you to all who attended the 2017 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)/U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Suicide Prevention Conference in Denver, Colorado and made this conference a success!

  • 1,380 suicide prevention subject matter experts, coordinators, and managers attended
  • 251 suicide prevention SMEs presented at the conference
  • 91 training sessions were conducted
  • Social media soared with over 15 million twitter impressions propelling the conference to one of the top 8 social media health influencers in the world

To view the Tuesday afternoon TED Talk-style presentations from Facebook Head of Global Safety and by Mr. Kevin Hines visit the DSPO Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DSPOmil

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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