Behavioral and Social Health Outcomes Practice (BSHOP)

ANNUAL REPORT - Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior Publication (SSBP)

Last Updated: January 16, 2020
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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.

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 2017:  Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior, January through December 2017

CY 2016:  Surveillance of Suicidal 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