Today, the Department of Defense released the Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) for the third quarter of calendar year 2015.
The report summarizes confirmed suicide counts for all services and components during the months of July through September 2015, and also includes total suicide counts for calendar years 2012, 2013 and 2014.
In the third quarter of 2015, there were 72 suicides among service members in the active component, and 70 suicides in the reserve component, which includes 38 suicides among reserve service members and 32 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 suicide prevention information is available on the Defense Suicide Prevention Office website at http://www.dspo.mil/ .
The Department of Defense continues to partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to promote the Military Crisis Line, a 24/7 confidential crisis line staffed by caring, qualified responders, many of who have served in uniform themselves. The number is 1-800-273-8255, press 1 for military.
Additionally, Military OneSource provides free and confidential peer counseling for service members and their families. The number is 1-800-342-9647 or go to http://www.militaryonesource.mil/.