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 6. Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior Publication (SSBP)

Last Updated: January 10, 2022
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Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior Publication (SSBP)

 

Please note that the Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior (SSBP) Report is no longer being published, and therefore the reports on this page are for archiving only.


2018 SurveillanceSuicidalBehaviorPublication_Page_01.jpgSurveillance of Suicidal Behavior Publication (SSBP)U.S. Army Active (AC) and Reserve Component (RC) - The Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior Publication (SSBP) among AC and RC (including National Guard and Reserve) Soldiers reports on the frequency and characteristics of suicidal behavior during calendar year 2018 using multiple data sources stored in the Army Behavioral Health Integrated Data Environment (ABHIDE). In the Active Component (AC), there were 30 suicides, 98 suicide attempts, and 742 suicidal ideations per 100,000 U.S. Army Soldiers. Suicide rates for Reserve Component (RC) Soldiers were 38 per 100,000 Army National Guard (ARNG) Soldiers and 26 per 100,000 U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Soldiers, including both activated and nonactivated Soldiers. There were 90 attempts and 696 ideations per 100,000 activated ARNG Soldiers and 695 ideations per 100,000 activated USAR Soldiers. Risk of suicide remains high among enlisted AC and ARNG Soldiers and those 17 to 24 years of age. The groups at greatest risk for attempt and ideation (women, aged 17 to 24, and junior enlisted) were similar across components. AC Black and American Indian and activated ARNG Black Soldiers had the highest risk for attempt and ideation. These findings highlight the importance of implementing suicide prevention programs across all components. Please click on the image to the left to access the 2018 SSBP report.


U.S. Army Reserve Component (RC) - The Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior Publication (SSBP) among RC (including National Guard and Reserve) Soldiers reports on the frequency and characteristics of suicidal behavior during calendar year 2017 using multiple data sources stored in the Army Behavioral Health Integrated Data Environment (ABHIDE). Suicides were obtained among activated and non-activated RC Soldiers, and suicide attempts and suicidal ideations were ascertained among activated RC Soldiers.

During 2017, 354 U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers engaged in suicidal behavior: 122 died by suicide, 22 had documented suicide attempts, and 210 had a reported suicidal ideation. In the U.S. Army Reserve, 213 Soldiers had a documented suicidal behavior: 62 died by suicide, 17 had a documented suicide attempt, and 133 had a reported suicidal ideation. Please click on the image to the left for access to the 2017 SSBP among RC Soldiers.


In addition to providing annual surveillance of suicidal behavior publications, the Behavioral Health Monitoring branch also produces ad-hoc and routine requests for information (RFIs) for Army leaders. For questions regarding the RFI process or RFI consideration, please email: usarmy.apg.medcom-aphc.list.eds-bshop-rfi@mail.mil


Please click below to view past SSBPs:

CY 2018: Survei​llance of Suicidal Behavior: U.S. Army Active and Reserve Component Soliders, January through December 2018

CY 2017:  Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior, January through December 2017

CY 2016:  Surveillance of Suicide Behavior, January through December 2016

CY 2016:  Surveillance of Suicide Cases (National Guard and Reserve), January - December 2016 

CY 2015:  Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior, January through December 2015

CY 2015:  Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior, 2015 - Information Sheet

CY 2014:  Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior, January through December 2014 

CY 2013: Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior, January through December 2013