Behavioral Health

 Suicide Prevention

Last Updated: August 17, 2020
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The goal of the Army Suicide Prevention Program (ASSP) External Link is to prevent suicides and lower the probability that an individual engages in self-injurious behavior. An integral component of the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign, the ASPP has shared responsibilities between leaders, Soldiers, Family members, and Army Civilians. Although many have the resilience to work through their issues, some may need assistance to manage the stressors associated with their issues.

For Immediate Concerns

The Army Public Health Center is NOT a crisis center and does NOT provide counseling services.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A CRISIS, OR HAVE A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER IN CRISIS, CALL:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), Press 1 for the Military Crisis Line

• You can also text to 838255

• The Military Crisis Line External Link offers more resources. 

Community Resource Guide
• For local behavioral health resources, please see your installation Army Community Resource Guide External Link
Army Public Health Center Products
• Tip cards are available from the Health Information Products e-Catalog
Real Warriors* Real Battles* Real Strength
• The Real Warriors Campaign External Link encourages help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping with invisible wounds and a one-stop resource for all Real Warriors Campaign print materials.
Suicide Awareness Video External Link for tips on coping with some suicide-related stressors.

Resources

Army Regulation 600-63 External Link, Army Health Promotion 
Chapters 4-5 through 4-11 discussed the Army Suicide Program, Prevention and surveillance, suicide prevention phases, prevention training, family member
sui9cide prevention, prevention programs for deployments, and suicide response team.

Army Techniques Publication (ATP) 6-22-5 External Link A Leader's Guide to Soldier Health and Readiness. Strong leadership is the backbone to successful suicide prevention. ATP 6-22-5 provides commanders, leaders, and Soldiers with suicide
prevention doctrine and techniques to improve Soldier readiness and resilience.

Additional Resources

• DA Pamphlet 600-24, Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention External Link explains the procedures for health promotion, risk reduction, and suicide prevention efforts to mitigate high-risk behaviors.