WHO WE ARE
Established in November 2011, the Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) is part
of the Department of Defense’s Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel
and Readiness. DSPO oversees all strategic development, implementation, centralization,
standardization, communication and evaluation of DoD suicide and risk reduction
programs, policies and surveillance activities. To reduce the impact of suicide
on Service members and their families, DSPO uses a range of approaches related to
policy, research, communications, law and behavioral health. DSPO works with the
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard Bureau to support
our Service members and strengthen a resilient and ready force. DSPO strives to
help foster a climate that encourages Service members to seek help for their behavioral
News and Events
Building Resilience in Women Leaders Summit
The Defense Suicide Prevention Office was proud to sponsor the “Building Resilience in Women Leaders Summit” on March 27, which brought together current and aspiring women leaders from across the Department of Defense to learn valuable resilience strategies. The day-long summit introduced a goal-setting model for resilience skill development, leadership skills, and opportunities to advance in both the workplace and personal life while mentoring others.
Read more about summit highlights at Defense.gov, or watch Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jessica L. Wright share personal stories of resilience on The Pentagon Channel.