Suicide Prevention

Veterans CrisisLine

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CrisisLink is the major suicide prevention Hotline in the National Capital Area – Call 703-527-4077, 1-800-273-TALK, or 1-800-SUICIDE. Also, see their website for facts and information about suicide.

Restoring Hope

Restoring_Hope_headerRestoring Hope is the DoD suicide prevention website.

Suicide Primer for Lay People “Must Read” Document

Not all people with depression will show all symptoms or have them to the same degree. If a person has four or more symptoms, for more than two weeks, consult a doctor or mental health professional right away. Suicide Primer for Lay People (PDF document) has important information.

Suicide Facts:

Courage_to_CareCourage to Care: What Military Families Should Know to Help Loved Ones Who May Be At Risk (PDF document) covers the more you know, the more likely you are to identify warning signs and to help prevent the loss or injury of a loved one.

Suicide Facts for Primary Care Providers

Courage to Care: Helping Service Members and Families Overcome Barriers to Care (PDF document) provides warning signs and risk factors associated with suicidality.