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The Army Suicide Prevention Program (SP2), an integral component of the Army’s Ready and Resilient Campaign, provides resources for suicide prevention, intervention skills, and support to those impacted by the loss of a loved one to suicide to develop healthy and resilient Soldiers, reduce stigma, and build awareness of suicide and related behaviors.

About the Army Suicide Prevention Program

As an integral component of the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign, the Army’s Suicide Prevention Program (SP2) improves the readiness of the Army through the development and enhancement of SP2 policies, training, data collection and analysis, and strategic communications designed to prevent suicide; thereby preserving mission effectiveness through individual readiness and resilience for Soldiers, Army Civilians and Family members.

The Army Suicide Prevention Office is not a crisis center and does not provide counseling services. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 for the Military Crisis Line.

SP2 educates and trains active duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Army Civilians and Family members on suicide prevention and postvention actions to minimize the risk for suicide to include:

  • Indicators of potential suicide behavior
  • Intervention strategies
  • Services and resources

Training and Education

SP2 develops and implements progressive, complementary training and education activities for leaders, Soldiers, and prevention professionals to impart the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable increased protection and reduced risk of suicide.

The Army conducts annual suicide prevention training for all Soldiers using the ACE (Ask, Care, Escort) training model. The goal of this training is to increase awareness of suicide risk factors and warning signs and available resources, and to encourage intervention with Army Family members who are at risk.

ACE Training Resources

ACE-SI Resources for Previously-Trained Personnel