2021 Suicide Prevention Month (SPM) Outreach Toolkit
In support of the Department of Defense (DoD) SPM observance, the Defense Suicide Prevention Office created the 2021 SPM Outreach Toolkit that offers materials and suggestions to help you execute your outreach initiatives throughout the year.
Who Should Use This Toolkit?
Anyone planning their SPM observance within their installation, unit, or military or veteran community can use this toolkit as a guideline for designing their campaign activities.
How Should This Toolkit Be Used?
This toolkit provides ideas on how to plan a successful SPM campaign for your community. A community can be Service members, veterans, DoD civilians, their families, and installations, ships, squadrons, etc. The goal is not to limit creativity but to provide direction that reinforces the connectedness theme and Connect to Protect: Support is Within Reach slogan. This toolkit will contribute to a more visible and cohesive SPM, which will benefit the Department and military community. For any questions, contact DSPO at email@example.com.
Spread the Word
We encourage you to take steps in September and year-round to Connect to Protect: Support is Within Reach with Service members, veterans, DoD civilians, and military families. We cannot do it alone - we need all players at the table to join us in this effort to prevent suicide. Please join us during September by participating in suicide prevention activities and programs within your community. There are several ways to spread suicide prevention messages during September and beyond.
If you're communicating on social media, use the following hashtags to join the conversation: #ConnectToProtect, #SPM21, and #BeThere