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Military Suicide: Prevention: Home

August 2020

Search Terms

Begin by using these keywords in your search engine. 
Use quotes for more exact results.

"Military Suicide*"

"Suicidal Behavior"

Suicide AND (Military OR "Armed Forces")

Suicide - Prevention

United States - Armed Forces - Suicide AND Statistics 

"Veteran Suicide"


* .mil only

Guide Description



According to the DoD Quarterly Suicide Report CY 2018 Q3 figures, Air Force and Navy suicide went down slightly, Army suicide went up by 9, and the Marine Corps suicide remained unchanged.  Overall the numbers continue to creep up despite the programs and services aimed at prevention, suggesting more research and study of suicide is needed.  "Effective suicide prevention also entails educating individuals about healthy/adaptive coping strategies, building confidence, and instilling a belief that members are indeed resilient and able to effectively overcome future life problems" (AFI 90-505, p. 5, para 1.3.2).  This guide provides information about suicide and prevention programs for the active duty and retired veterans.  

This research guide is not a comprehensive listing of sources, but is intended to be a starting point from which students can begin their research according to their specific needs.

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