SPM Guides

Leaders Safe Messaging

A guide for military and
community leaders to help
reduce suicide risk, including
how to use inclusive language
that encourages help-
seeking behavior.


Lethal Means Safety Guide for
Military Service Members
and Their Families:

This guide provides the military
community with ways to control
and secure lethal means safety
and explains its importance.

Your Words Matter Fact Sheet:
The importance of using inclusive
language is one of the important
components of suicide prevention.
This sheet explains to people how
and why using the words is
important.  It also includes examples.

Your words matter


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.

Military OneSource

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