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Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide Prevention Month

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Military Health System (MHS) observe Suicide Prevention Month 2019 to increase awareness about behavioral health care services and promote and enhance suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention for service members and their families. Our goal is to reduce stigma and increase awareness in order to facilitate help-seeking behaviors. MHS will highlight that strength and resilience are possible through support networks and the use of DoD and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resources. Additionally, Suicide Prevention Month 2019 allows the DoD and VA partnership to show how individuals, organizations, and communities can work together to support service members and veterans in times of crisis and provide protective factors for those at risk of suicide.

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  • Navy Lt. Austin Stokes, (right), and Air Force Maj. Nicole Smith (center), both dentists, talk to a ...
  • A drone lifts off during the Hive Final Mile demonstration on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. ...
  • The Defense and Veteran’s Pain Rating Scale
  • "While the CDC investigation of the possible cases of lung illness and deaths reportedly associated ...
  • This logo is a reminder that Open Season is Nov 11 to Dec 9 2019.
  • This screensaver shares that TRICARE Open Season is November 11- December 9, 2019.
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