DEFENSE SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||6 November 2017|
In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.02, this issuance:
• Establishes policies and assigns responsibilities for the DoD Suicide Prevention Program, pursuant to Section 533 of Public Law (PL) 112-81, Sections 580 through 583 of PL 112-239, and Section 567 of PL 113-291.
• Establishes procedures for the oversight and reporting of the DoD Suicide Prevention Program.
• Establishes policies for reporting suicides and suicide attempts of Service members, both Active Component and Selected Reserve (SELRES), and suicides of Service members' dependents, in accordance with Section 567 of PL 113-291.
This issuance applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this issuance as the "DoD Components").