Behavioral Health Epidemiology

The Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior Publication (SSBP)

Last Updated: December 15, 2017
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‚ÄčThe 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. 

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.

2016 SSBP, Released December 2017:
Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior Publication (SSBP),                                                                                    2016 SSBPExternal Link
January through December 2016

During 2016, 127 Active Army Soldiers died by suicide;
532 attempted suicide; and 1,470 had suicidal ideations.
Please click on the image to the right for access to the full
public health report.

2016 SSBP, Supplemental Documents:
2016 SSBP Clinician's Corner                                                                                                                               Clinician's CornerExternal Link

This information sheet presents characteristics of suicides,
suicide attempts, and suicidal ideations cases among Active
Army Soldiers and is designed to be a resource for behavioral
health providers. Click on the image to the right to view the
Clinician's Corner information sheet.

2016 SSBP Key Findings                                                                                                                                 2016 SSBP Key FindingsExternal Link

The Key Findings slide deck contains key information and
findings related to suicides, suicide attempts, and suicidal
ideations among Active Army Soldiers. Click on the image
to the right to read the Key Findings.


Please click below to view past SSBPs:

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

                External Link Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior, 2015 - Information Sheet

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

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