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.

2021 Suicide Prevention Month & Campaign Outreach ToolkitWho 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 osd.dspo.outreach@mail.mil.

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

 

TOOLS

Newsletter Template
PDF | Word
Press Release Template
PDF | Word
Press Release Template
Leaders Safe Messaging Guide Leaders Safe Messaging Guide
Means Safety for Military Service
Members and Their Families
Means Safety for Military Service Members and Their Families

 

Social Media and Graphics

Connect to Protect Logo
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Social Media Content Calendar
Facebook Frames
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Facebook Frames
SPM Banner
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Graphic: National Suicide Prevention Month
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Twitter: JPG | PNG
Graphic: National Suicide Prevention Week
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Twitter: JPG | PNG
National Suicide Prevention Week

Graphic: National Suicide Prevention Day
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Twitter: JPG | PNG

Graphic: Memorial Day
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Memorial Day Thumbnail
Graphic: Independence Day
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Twitter: JPG | PNG
4th of July Thumbnail
Graphic: Veterans Day
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Twitter: JPG | PNG
Veterans Day thumbnail
Graphic: Mental Health Awareness Month
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Mental Health Awareness Month thumbnail
Graphic: New Year
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Twitter: JPG | PNG
Graphic: Happy Holidays
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Twitter: JPG | PNG
Happy Holidays thumbnail
Graphic: Lloyd Austin III
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Twitter: JPG | PNG
Lloyd Austin III thumbnail
Graphic: President Biden
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Twitter: JPG | PNG
President Biden thumbnail
Graphic: VP Harris
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Twitter: JPG | PNG
VP Harris thumbnail
Graphic: CJCS Mark Milley
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Twitter: JPG | PNG
CJCS Mark Milley thumbnail
Graphic: 5 Ways
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5 Ways thumbnail

 

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.

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