Year: 2020 Source: Military Medicine. (2020). 185(S1), 334-341. SIEC No: 20200197

Suicide deaths remain a public health problem in the US military, with annual rates from 2011–2016 ranging from 18.7 to 22.7 suicides per 100,000.1 Notwithstanding suicide prevention efforts, the overall rates have not changed significantly.1 Furthermore, at-risk service members have shown underutilization of available services.2,3 As part of increasing service utilization, it has been recommended that reducing suicide risk in the military must involve leaders.4