One service member lost to suicide is one too many. The military and Department of Defense is working to combat the tragedy of service member suicides. Through education, prevention techniques, leadership, programs and even just providing a friendly shoulder, suicide is something that everyone can help to combat. Senior leadership has implemented aggressive campaigns and strategies aimed at eradicating suicide, and finding viable health and wellness solutions for treating the conditions that could lead to service members taking their own lives. The Defense Department is dedicated to combating suicide, and providing useful tools, people and resources committed to preserving the lives of all service members.