DOD releases second quarter suicide information

shutterstock_207386362The Department of Defense released the quarterly suicide report  for the second quarter of calendar year 2014 earlier this month.

The report summarizes suicide counts for all services and components during the months of April through June of this year. Counts were down in all components from the first quarter. There were 70 suicides among service members in the active component, 14 suicides among service members in the reserves, and 20 suicides among service members in the National Guard.

The report also shows annual suicide rates and counts for 2012 and 2013.

The report is intended to communicate the department’s suicide data on a routine basis. A breakdown of second quarter, 2014, suicide counts and resources for service members and their families, who may be facing challenges, can be found

Additional information is available on the Suicide Prevention Office website at