Fort Detrick
Suicide Prevention Program

Community Support Center
Bldg. 1520, Freedman Drive

About the Suicide Prevention Program

The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) supports Suicide Prevention programs as defined in the Army Health Promotion Regulation (600-63) through the Community Health Promotion Council (CHPC). The CHPC integrates multidisciplinary capabilities to assist commanders in implementing local suicide-prevention programs, and establishes the importance of early identification of, and intervention with problems that detract from personal and unit readiness. The program supports the Army's goal to minimize suicidal behavior by reducing the risk of suicide for Active Army and Reserve Component Soldiers, Army civilians, and Army Family members. Suicide-prevention programs implement control measures to address and minimize risk factors for suicide while strengthening the factors that mitigate those risks.

Frequently Asked Questions [PDF]


  • Secure the safety of individuals at risk for suicide.
  • Minimize the adverse effects of suicidal behavior on unit cohesion and other military and civilian personnel.
  • Preserve mission effectiveness and war fighting capabilities.


ASAP provides Family Member training. Please see the Community Calendar for current classes. Call 301-619-2120 for information.

Training includes:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop for gatekeepers, managers and supervisors.
  • Ask-Care-Escort (ACE) for DA Civilians; annual training requirement (AR 600-83 and DA Pam 600-24)
  • Ask-Care-Escort (ACE) Military Train-the-Trainer; a one time training requirement.
  • Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: held annually in September, the Army places increased emphasis on promoting the recognition of suicide risk factors and training that targets suicide prevention and intervention.

Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program

Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program

In addition to the Army's efforts to curb suicides, on October 1, Army leaders announced the formal beginning of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program. This holistic program is designed to give the same emphasis to psychological, emotional, mental and spiritual strength that is given to physical strength.

Comprehensive Soldier Fitness uses a balanced, multi-faceted approach and a life-long learning model that includes individual assessment, tailored virtual training, classroom training at all levels of Army education, and embedded resilience experts to provide Soldiers the critical skills they need to face any and all of life's challenges. It is a true prevention model, aimed at the entire force.

Comprehensive Soldier Fitness
Soldier Fitness Tracker

On Post Resources:

Emergency Services/Ambulance: 911

Can also go to the local emergency room at Frederick Memorial Hospital or to WRAMC or National Naval Medical Center.

Barquist Army Health Center
During Duty Day 301-619-7175 or walk in
At night or weekend can contact the on-call provider 1-866-379-3981

Provost Marshall Office: 301-619-7114
They can contact the on-call Chaplain

Chaplain's Office: 301-619-7371/2 (During the duty day)

Family Advocacy: 301-619-2408

Army Community Services: 301-619-2197

Employee Assistance Program: 301-619-1751

Army Substance Abuse Program: 301-619-2120

Local Community Resources:

Frederick County Mental Health Association
Call 2-1-1(24 hour crisis line)
301-662-2255 (Local)
800-422-0009 (Statewide)

Heartly House: 301-662-8800 (24 hour crisis line)

Frederick Memorial Hospital: 240-566-3300

Frederick Support Goup
Mental Health Association of Frederick County
263 W. Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Contact: Suzi Borg, 301-663-0011,

National Resources:

The Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE): 1-866-966-1020

Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline: 1-800-984-8523

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-suicide, 1-800-784-2433

National Lifeline:1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Military Once Source: 1-800-342-9647 1-800-833-6622

Army G-1, Army Well Being Liaison Office: 1-800-833-6622

VA's Suicide Hot Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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Online Resources:


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Military Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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