Behavioral and Social Health Outcomes Practice (BSHOP)

ANNUAL REPORT - Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior Publication (SSBP)

Last Updated: January 15, 2019
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‚ÄčActive Duty Army - The Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior Publication (SSBP), published annually by BSHOP, describes the characteristics of Active Army Soldiers who engaged in suicidal behavior within the prior calendar year, as reported through data sources in the ABHIDE, and presents observed trends and changes in risk factors over time. 
During 2017, 116 Active Army Soldiers died by suicide; 459 attempted suicide; and 3,402 had suicidal ideations. Please click on the image to the left for access to the 2017 SSBP. Suicide surveillance data are used by key military leaders, public health practitioners, and behavioral health providers in the U.S. Army to focus prevention efforts, plan programs, allocate resources, develop policy, monitor trends, and suggest mitigating strategies.