Suicide Prevention: DOD Should Improve Monitoring, Staffing, Guidance, and Training Affecting Certain Remote Facilities

defense department The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, in conjunction with the Office of Defense Suicide Prevention, establishes a process to assess suicide risk factors and related challenges associated with OCONUS facilities that may be considered remote and make any appropriate decisions. Shares. (Recommendation 1)

To open

Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Navy Department The Secretary of the Navy should establish a policy that requires the designation of directors of psychological health at Navy and Marine Corps installations and provides implementation guidelines for such personnel, consistent with DOD policy. (Recommendation 2)

To open

Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Department of the Army The Secretary of the Army should establish oversight mechanisms, such as updating the content of the program status report and clarifying the requirement for its submission, to ensure that the prevention program requirements of suicide at the installation level are implemented in accordance with DOD and service policies. (Recommendation 3)

To open

Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Navy Department The Secretary of the Navy should establish oversight mechanisms, such as specifying oversight requirements in policy, to ensure that command-level suicide prevention program requirements are implemented in accordance with DOD policies. and service. (Recommendation 4)

To open

Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Navy Department The Secretary of the Navy shall ensure that the Commandant of the Marine Corps establishes oversight mechanisms, such as specifying oversight requirements in policy, to ensure that command-level suicide prevention program requirements are met. implemented in accordance with DOD and service policies. (Recommendation 5)

To open

Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

defense department The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Director of DHA develops a strategy to address shortages of primary behavioral health care providers, including at OCONUS facilities that may be considered remote. (Recommendation 6)

To open

Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

defense department The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, in conjunction with the DSPO, establishes guidance, such as updating the Suicide Prevention Policy of the department, to address commanders’ response to suicide attempts, including the extent of any liability related to the reintegration of service members into the workplace following a suicide attempt. (Recommendation 7)

To open

Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

defense department The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Preparedness, in conjunction with the DSPO, establish training resources for commanders that address their response to deaths and suicide attempts. . (Recommendation 8)

To open

Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Department of the Army The Secretary of the Army should develop and ensure the availability of training for managers of suicide prevention programs that covers the scope of their responsibilities, including those related to responding to deaths and attempted suicides. (Recommendation 9)

To open

Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Air Force Department The Secretary of the Air Force should develop and ensure the availability of training for managers of suicide prevention programs that covers the scope of their responsibilities, including those related to responding to deaths and attempted of suicide. (Recommendation 10)

To open

Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Department of the Army The Secretary of the Army should develop a process to ensure that facility suicide prevention program managers complete the required training. (Recommendation 11)

To open

Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Navy Department The Secretary of the Navy should develop a process to ensure that those responsible for the command’s suicide prevention program complete the required training. (Recommendation 12)

To open

Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Air Force Department The Secretary of the Air Force should develop a process to ensure that facility suicide prevention program managers complete the required training. (Recommendation 13)

To open

Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Navy Department The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that the Commandant of the Marine Corps develops a process to ensure that those responsible for the command’s suicide prevention program complete the required training. (Recommendation 14)

To open

Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.