For Immediate Release

Statement on DoD Annual Report on Suicide in the Military

October 27, 2023

This week, the Department of Defense released its Annual Report on Suicide in the Military: Calendar Year (CY) 2022. MFAN is grateful for the Department of Defense’s transparency and steadfast commitment to ending suicide among service members and their family members. These data align with MFAN’s research, reflecting the need for continued holistic, upstream interventions.


While the report shows promise, at the end of the day, we all agree that one death by suicide is too many. If you or someone you know is experiencing distress or other concerning emotions, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988.


See the Department of Defense’s release for more information.


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Help is available

Service members and veterans who are in crisis or having thoughts of suicide, and those who know a service member or veteran in crisis, can call the Veterans/Military Crisis Line for confidential support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.