What is Operational Stress Control?
The Operational Stress Control (OSC) program is a part of OPNAV N171, the Navy Suicide Prevention Branch. OSC is the foundation of Navy stress related efforts because it facilitates understanding of operational and personal stress, promotes awareness of available resources and provides practical mitigation tools. OSC is a shared responsibility between Sailors, command leaders, and families.
The Operational Stress Control Program maintains a robust strategic communications effort to promote comprehensive wellness and stress navigation throughout the Fleet. Every Sailor, Every Day is OPNAV N171's FY15 integrated communications campaign encouraging all Sailors, leaders, families and members of the Navy community to strengthen their connections with those around them. The campaign focuses on peer support, individual responsibility, open communication and bystander intervention as ongoing contributors to resilience and protective factors during adversity. For the latest Every Sailor, Every Day resources, click here.
Fact sheets, brochures, posters, humor cards, magnets and other OSC products are available for ordering through Naval Logisitics Library free of charge to commands (order form below).
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Keep an Even Keel New! - We've got the resources to help you and your family "keep an even keel" and get ahead of holiday stress! Follow us on www.navynavstress.com, Facebook and Twitter for tips to balance your holiday spending, stay fit and eat well, celebrate responsibly, and maintain connections with loved ones by focusing on meaning this holiday season.
NAVADMIN 262/13 announced the requirement of Operational Stress Control skills training within six months of deployment, effective January 1, 2014. Two courses are offered: Navy OSC for Leaders (Commissioned Officers and Chief Petty Officers) and Deckplate Leader OSC (E4-E6). Both courses are delivered in-person by our Mobile Training Teams, who will travel to commands anywhere in the world whether underway or ashore. Contact information for the Mobile Training Teams and course descriptions are available below. Learn more: http://navynavstress.com/2013/10/25/shipmates-taking-care-of-shipmates/
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