Year: 2020 Source: Alexandria, VA: Author. (2020?). 30 p. SIEC No: 20201004

The Consortium’s recommendations address five key areas: data and research, organization and systems change, peer support, family support/surviving families, and messaging. The report notes that although suicide prevention messaging and plans should be tailored to each agency’s distinctive circumstances, staffing, needs, and resources, all agencies should address the creation of a culture in which mental and physical health are equally valued and where seeking support for mental health concerns is an accepted and expected resource in a stressful occupation. Separate sections of the report address the needs of agencies that serve small, rural, and tribal communities. The suicide prevention risks and needs of subgroups of personnel in an agency are also addressed, including military service members and veterans, officers transitioning to retirement or to another career, officers who have suffered a serious injury, female officers, and racial/ethnic minority officers.