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NEWS | Sept. 2, 2022

Soldier Support: Suicide Prevention Resources

BLUF: Suicide prevention is an Army priority, and resources are available for those at risk.

Soldier being supported by buddies
Photo by Sgt. Melissa Lessard
Here at PS we’re all about preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) when it comes to Army equipment. But PMCS and readiness applies to Soldiers, too. If you’re struggling with life’s challenges, there are resources to help overcome those hurdles. Here are some places that can help:
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Call 988 or 800-273-TALK (8255). Press 1 for the Military Crisis Line. Call 24/7, 365 days a year.
    Or visit their website HERE.
    There’s also an option for using Lifeline Chat HERE.
  • Military OneSource. Confidential support. In CONUS call (800) 342-9647. For OCONUS see the website for contacts.
    Visit the website HERE.
  • Tricare mental health services are available HERE.
  • Find Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence resources HERE.
  • Also see Psychological Health Center of Excellence resources HERE.
  • MWR Suicide Prevention website is HERE.
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. Call (800) 959-TAPS (8277) 24/7 or visit the website HERE.
Additional Resource

A Sign of Strength Continuity, Jul 2011
Click on image above to open and download a full-sized PDF version
“A Sign of Strength" is a seven-page continuity or center section from PS 704 (Jul 11) that encapsulates the Ask-Care-Escort approach to helping those who might be struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Consider using it to reinforce training.
References for Leaders
  • AR 600-63, Army Health Promotion (Apr 15). View or download HERE.  
  • DA PAM 600-24, Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention (Apr 15). View or download HERE.
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