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DOD Policy Guidance on Suicide Risk

These Department of Defense Directives, Instructions, Manuals, and Memorandums provide policy guidance for identifying and managing service members at risk for suicide.

Suicide-related Data Collection

The Department of Defense Suicide Event Report (DoDSER) system standardizes suicide surveillance across the military and tracks a variety of suicide-related risk factors and other contextual factors associated with suicide events among service members.

Mental Health Care

Lethal Means

General Suicide Prevention

Defense Suicide Prevention Office

Branch-Specific Policies

Military Training

Transition Programs

Domestic Abuse

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Investigation Activities

Last Updated: May 30, 2024
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