Army Suicide Prevention Program (SP2)

Army National Guard: Retired

Benefit Fact Sheet


The Army Suicide Prevention Program (SP2) is an integral component of Army’s Ready and Resilient Campaign. The Army Suicide Prevention Program improves readiness of the Army through the development and enhancement of Army Suicide Prevention Program policies, training, data collection and analysis, and strategic communications designed to minimize suicide behavior; thereby preserving mission effectiveness through individual readiness and resilience for Soldiers, Army Civilians and Family members.

Note : The Army Suicide Prevention Office is NOT a crisis center and does not provide counseling services. If you are feeling distressed or hopeless, thinking about death or wanting to die, or, if you are concerned about someone who may be suicidal, please contact Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


Retired Service members are not eligible for the Army Suicide Prevention Program. However, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline can assist you in finding civilian services in your community

"It takes the courage and strength of a warrior to ask for help

Additional Information

Army G-1 Suicide Prevention Program (SP2):

Army’s Ready Resilient Campaign (R2):

Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 6490.16, Defense Suicide Prevention Program:

Document Review Date: 29 November 2021