T2 Surveillance Programs
T2’s surveillance programs monitor suicide events across the DoD, providing the opportunity to study risk and prevention factors in military personnel.
DoD Suicide Risk Management & Surveillance Office (SRMSO)
Suicide prevention is a key goal in the DoD’s psychological health mission. T2 has a team dedicated to examining and utilizing technology solutions to support suicide prevention and surveillance. This office, the Suicide Risk Management & Surveillance Office (SRMSO), engages in suicide surveillance efforts, research, and special projects to improve suicide prevention knowledge.
Suicide Prevention: Caring Letters Project
There is a dearth of quality research available on effective suicide prevention practices. To our knowledge, only one suicide prevention approach has reduced suicide rates in randomized, controlled trials. It involved regularly mailing “caring letters” to high-risk individuals hospitalized for depression or suicidal behaviors (Motto & Bostrom, 2001). T2 is implementing a caring letters pilot program to improve our knowledge about the potential of similar programs in military populations.
Army, Air Force, Navy and the Marines.