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Suicide Prevention: Finding the Words and the Actions

Rates of suicide in the United States has risen and it continues to be a leading cause of death. In 2019 alone, more than 47,500 lives were lost to suicide (CDC Report, 2020).

Immediate Ways to Connect for Help

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988

Veterans Crisis Line: 988, press 1

Veterans Crisis Text Line: Text 838255

Veterans Crisis Line Website


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SPP Info sheet

Suicide Prevention Strategies for Leaders

Suicide Prevention Strategies for Leaders

Leader Action Checklist: Preventing & Responding to Suicide Events

Firearm Leadership to Reduce the Risk of Suicide and Harm

Firearm Leadership to Reduce the Risk of Suicide and Harm Flyer

Pocket Cards

Promote Family Safety

Alternatives to Firearms for Self and Family Protection

Actions for Firearm Leadership

Early Engagement

Responding to a Suicide Death

Responding to Suicide Ideation or Attempt

5 Steps to Save a Life

What Should I Know About Suicide?

Suicide Facts for Primary Care Providers

Suicide Facts: What Military Families Should Know to Help Loved Ones Who May Be At Risk

CDC Suicide Prevention Fast Facts

NIMH Suicide Prevention Information and Facts

Finding the Words to Talk about Suicide

Asking for Help (Family)

Asking for Help (Provider)

How Can I Get a Service Member to Seek Help? 

What Actions Can I Do?


5 Steps to Save a Life

Personal Firearm Safety Counseling for Primary Care Providers

What’s Being Done About Suicide?

National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide 2018-2028

The Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (STARRS)

Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices