Department of Defense Releases Second Quarter 2015 Suicide Information
Today, the Department of Defense released the Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) for the second quarter of calendar year 2015.
The report summarizes confirmed suicide counts for all services and components during the months of April through July of 2015, and also includes total suicide counts for 2014, 2013 and 2012.
In the second quarter of 2015, there were 71 suicides among service members in the active component, 20 suicides among service members in the reserve component and 27 suicides among service members in the National Guard.
The QSR is intended to communicate the department’s suicide data on a routine basis. The QSR is available at http://www.dspo.mil/SuicideData/QuarterlyReports.aspx. Additional information is available on the Defense Suicide Prevention Office website at http://www.dspo.mil/.
Service members and their families who need support can reach out to Military OneSource, which offers free and confidential support 24/7 for those in crisis. The number is 1-800-342-9647 or go http://www.militaryonesource.mil/.
The Department of Defense has also partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to promote a confidential crisis line staffed by caring, qualified responders, many of who have served in uniform. The number is 1-800-273-8255, press 1 for anyone facing a crisis.