US DOD/VA Biennial Suicide Prevention Conference

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) present their Biennial Suicide Prevention Conference virtually on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 through Thursday, May 20, 2021.  This year's theme - Make Every Connection Count:  Putting the 7 Strategies for Suicide Prevention to Work - promotes a comprehensive approach to prevention, which uses evidence-informed programs, tools, and practices to foster connectedness, increase coping and problem-solving, create protective environments, and strengthen suicide care, among other efforts. 

The virtual format of this year's conference will still offer opportunities to:

Discuss key insights on ways to leverage and implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's seven evidence-informed strategies to prevent suicide across the military and veteran communities

Share the latest evidence-informed practices for suicide prevention

Listen and learn from keynote and luminary speakers

Engage with community experts through virtual campfire sessions, lightning talks, and poster presentations

Network with speakers and attendees via live chat and sessions, among other means


Registration is now open and closes Monday, May 17, 2021 at 5:00pm (Eastern Time). Registration is free and is required for attendance.

Click here to register.

For more information about this event, please contact the Conference Planning Team at [email protected]