Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Check out U.S. Army Europe's Suicide Awareness & Prevention video library for short clips that support training and discussion, and provide resources for those in need.

The Army's suicide prevention program aims to improve readiness through the development and enhancement of the Army Suicide Prevention Program policies designed to minimize suicide behavior; thereby preserving mission effectiveness through individual readiness for Soldiers, their families, and Department of the Army civilians.

Find out more about how the Army is committed to ending suicides at

USAREUR Resource Library

  • AFN Radio Talk Show: An edited version of an AFN radio talk show on suicide prevention. The interview with 4 Soldiers covers how each been affected by suicide and how their experiences have helped them to help others be more resilient.


USAG Bavaria: Resiliency key in suicide prevention

USAG Bavaria: Resiliency key in suicide prevention

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- In 2012, the Army saw a record number of 350 suicides among active duty Soldiers. According to data collected by the Pentagon, this number has more than quadrupled since the Pentagon began tracking in 2001. The numbers for 2013 are slowly rising. MORE

Ready and Resilient: Eliminating suicide takes committed leadership

Ready and Resilient: Eliminating suicide takes committed leadership

This past March, the Army launched the Ready and Resilient campaign; this campaign integrates and synchronizes multiple efforts and programs to improve the readiness and resilience of the Army family — Soldiers, civilians and families. Ready and Resilient creates a holistic, collaborative and coherent approach to increase individual and unit readiness and resilience. MORE

USAREUR emphasizes “Together, ready and resilient” Sept. 24-26

USAREUR emphasizes “Together, ready and resilient” Sept. 24-26

WIESBADEN, Germany – Units and organizations throughout the Army in Europe will be conducting ready and resilient activities to reduce risky behaviors, increase resiliency, remove stigma from seeking help and encourage early intervention during a ready and resilient suicide prevention stand-down Sept. 24-26. MORE

Resilience, seeking help to prevent suicide is 'sign of strength'

Resilience, seeking help to prevent suicide is 'sign of strength'

WASHINGTON - A Soldier who is at-risk for suicide and seeks help is showing great strength, said the director of the Army Suicide Prevention Program. MORE

Vice chief Campbell: Suicide prevention 365-day-a-year mission

Vice chief Campbell: Suicide prevention 365-day-a-year mission

WASHINGTON - September is suicide awareness month and while the Army will highlight suicide prevention this month, the service's vice chief said the effort is year-round. MORE

Responder demystifies calling military crisis line for help

Responder demystifies calling military crisis line for help

WASHINGTON – When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, a Military Crisis Line responder told American Forces Press Service. MORE

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National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-8255 (TALK)

National Suicide Hotline
(800) 784-2433 (800-SUICIDE)

Military Crisis Line
DSN: 118
*May not be toll-free through all carriers in all countries

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE)
(866) 966-1020 - 24/7 Outreach

R2D/Suicide Prevention Stand Down Day

USAREUR will conduct a Ready and Resilient Directorate (R2D)/Suicide Prevention Stand-Down September 23-25, 2014, to reinforce the Army's commitment to preventing sexual assault and in recognition of national Suicide Prevention Month.

Units will conduct "Ask Care Escort" training and other intervention training, a leader terrain walk, community and family awareness events, suicide intervention.

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External Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention
    Lifeline Resource Center
    More than 150 crisis centers across the U.S. that receive calls to 1-800-273-TALK.

  • Veterans Crisis Line
    Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

  • Suicide Awareness Voices of EducationOne of the nation's first organizations dedicated to suicide prevention and currently one of the leading national not-for-profit organizations with staff dedicated to prevent suicide.

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • The leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

  • Help Guide: Suicide Prevention
    Expert, ad-free resources to help users resolve health challenges.

  • WHO: Suicide Prevention (SUPRE)
    The World Health Organization suicide prevention resource page as part of its comprehensive mental health action plan.

  • CDC: Suicide Prevention
    The Centers for Disease Control resource page containing current data, statistics and studies on national health issues.

  • International Association for Suicide Prevention
    Dedicated to preventing suicidal behavior, to alleviate its effects, and to provide a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors.
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