Suicide Prevention

Suicide prevention is a top priority for the Department of Defense.

Suicide Risk

Suicide risk can occur without any mental health diagnosis.

  • Suicide risk can be challenging to detect.
  • It varies over time as emotions, thoughts, and life circumstances change.
  • Mental health problems can affect your thoughts, mood, and behavior.

Treatment Works

Seeking care early can help address mental health conditions before they worsen.

  • Reach out to a health care provider if you are struggling with mental health issues.
  • There is help and treatment does work.

Impact on Readiness

Mental health is key to the well-being of all patients.

  • Mental health is crucial to the readiness of our military forces.
  • Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health.

Military Mental Health Resources

The Mental Health Access page details several ways to access Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs mental health resources.

This includes:

  • Help during a crisis.
  • How to access clinical care from medical providers.
  • How to seek non-clinical resources like counseling and assistance with stressful aspects of military life.

Additional Resources for Suicide Prevention

Last Updated 9/11/2023