Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO)
The DSPO works to facilitate suicide prevention efforts and serves as the Department of Defense oversight authority for the development, communication, and implementation of Department of Defense suicide and risk-reduction programs. The DSPO was established in November 2011 and works across all branches of the military to encourage help-seeking behaviors for behavioral health issues from entry on duty to retirement or separation from the service. Visitors to the DSPO website can access suicide facts and data, resources, news, and the military crisis line. Also featured on the site are service member, provider, and family stories as well as public service announcements.