Tuesday, February 13, 2018

DOD 3rd Quarter 2017 Suicide Report

Department of Defense Quarterly Suicide Report
For the third quarter of 2017, the military services reported the following:
• 67 deaths by suicide in the Active Component
• 26 deaths by suicide in the Reserves
• 38 deaths by suicide in the National Guard

Peer-to-Peer Assistance
DoD launched the new “Be There” program, which offers confidential peer coaching to active duty Service members, including National Guard and Reserve members and their families,through 24/7 chat, phone, and text. The DoD “BeThere” Peer Support Call and Outreach Center is staffed by peer coaches, who are veteran Service members and family members of Veterans,and aims to provide support for everyday problem solving, such as career and general life challenges.

Service members’ families who would like to learn more about the “BeThere” Call and Outreach Center or connection with a peer may visit www.betherepeersupport.org, call 844-357-PEER(7337), or text 480-360-6188