Suicide is the leading cause of violent death in the United States, and service members are taking their own lives at an unprecedented rate. As such, suicide has become a major concern for our nation and our military. In an effort to provide useful suicide prevention information and resources to service members and their families, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), in collaboration with the Suicide Prevention and Risk Reduction Committee (SPaRRC) and The USAA Educational Foundation, is releasing the educational publication “Suicide Prevention”.
This publication outlines what steps service members can take to help themselves or others who may be at risk, including:
- Contact information for different suicide prevention programs
- Important steps for service members and veterans
- How to help someone in crisis