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Suicide Prevention and Awareness

DoD Resources

Military Crisis Line

military crisis Line

Service members or their families in crisis should seek help immediately by contacting the Military Crisis Line. Dial 800-273-8255 (press 1 for military) for 24/7 crisis support. The crisis line also provides an online chat www.militarycrisisline.net and text service (838255).

If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide, seek help from the following resources: Military Crisis Line Now Accessible by Phone to Service Members in Korea.

  • U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) has established toll-free phone support to the Military Crisis Line for all USFK community members, including active-duty military, civilians, family members and contractors. Callers can reach qualified, caring responders at the Military Crisis Line by dialing 0808-555-118 or DSN 118. A live Internet-based chat service is also available for USFK members, as well as the rest of the U.S. military and their families, at www.militarycrisisline.net.
  • For overseas or international: Dial 118 from any U. S. Air Force or U. S. Army installation in Europe or dial 00800-1273-TALK (8255) for a commercial toll-free line in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
  • Service members or their families who would just like to talk to someone who has shared similar experiences should contact Vets4Warriors. They will be linked to a peer who is trained to assist them in overcoming their obstacles. Call 855-838-8255; email .


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Defense Suicide Prevention Office (PDF)

Supporting Military Families in Crisis Guide



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DoD Suicide Prevention Special Report

We are committed to fostering collaboration and cooperation to develop suicide prevention efforts among all stakeholders, including the military services; federal agencies; public, private and international entities; and institutions of higher education.



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inTransition

This program acknowledges that transitions in military service can be challenging and provides help to service members and families in any transition – be it a call to active duty, relocation or other events.



Make The Connection

Make The Connection

A public awareness campaign by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) that provides personal testimonials and resources to help Veterans discover ways to improve their lives.



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Military One Source

Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Component members, and their families.



National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure



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Office of Warrior Care Policy

The Office of Warrior Care Policy ensures recovering wounded, ill, injured, and transitioning members of the Armed Forces receive equitable, consistent, and high-quality support and services



Real Warriors Program

Real Warriors Program from DCoE

Campaign to promote building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.



Vet4Warriors

Vets 4 Warriors

Vets4Warriors is a confidential, Peer-to-Peer support network and call center for Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve Service members and their families.



September is National Suicide Prevention Month

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#BeThere

The Department of Defense, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has launched the "#BeThere" campaign in observance of DoD Suicide Prevention Month. One person has the power to teach resilience, recognize warning signs, intervene, chat, or make a call; it only takes one person or one act to save another person's life.

Suicide Prevention Programs