To talk to someone about your concerns for yourself or someone else, contact the Military Crisis Line online or call 800-273-8255 and press “1,” or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline online. The Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) also has a 24/7 Outreach Center featuring a hotline, email, chat, and phone number.
- Suicide [PDF]
- Afterdeployment.org has a booklet on suicide that describes quick facts, risk factors, stigma, protective factors, warning signs, and resources.
- You are Not Alone
- Real Warriors campaign describes warning signs and resources for those having suicidal thoughts, including who you can reach out to for more information or support.
- You Are Your Friend’s Biggest Support
- The Real Warriors campaign describes warning signs of suicide and how to identify those at risk. They suggest when to take action if you notice a problem and what steps to take.
- Coping After a Suicide [PDF]
- The Defense Centers of Excellence created this fact sheet with 22 suggestions on how to cope after a loss from suicide.
- Navy and Marine Corps Suicide Prevention
- The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Suicide Prevention web page describes warning signs, what to do, where to get help for Sailors, Marines, and families, plus a variety of other targeted information.
- Suicide Risk Factors
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a civilian website that has information on suicide, risk factors, prevention, crisis centers, and how to get involved in prevention.
- Risk and Protective Factors [PDF]
- The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and TBI created this factsheet on factors that increase risk for suicide and others that can help protect individuals at risk.
- Suicide Facts: What Military Families Should Know [PDF]
- The Uniformed Services University provided these suicide facts for primary care providers for military families, focusing on how to overcome the barriers to care.
- How Can A Safety Plan Help?
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline describes how a safety plan can help prevent suicide and provides a template that includes recognizing warning signs, using coping strategies, connecting with others, and contacting family, friends, or agencies.