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In this issue: Veteran Helps Advance Conversation on Lethal Means Safety, SAIL: The Reason I'm Still Alive, September Plan of the Week Notes, 3 Ways to Take Action this Suicide Prevention Month. Lifelink SEP 2017.pdf
September is Suicide Prevention Month
Upcoming Webinar Training
On September 12 at 1200 ET we will co-host a webinar with Navy & Marine Corps Public Health Center’s Health Promotion and Wellness Dept. to share lessons learned from Navy Suicide Prevention Branch’s annual cross disciplinary case reviews. This webinar is intended for all levels of leadership, SPCs, health promotion coordinators, providers, chaplains and all personnel who have frequent contact with Sailors who may be at increased risk of suicide. Learn how you can work together on a local level to close gaps and promote a culture supportive of psychological health in September and throughout the year. To register, visit https://survey.max.gov/933674.
Free Gun Locks Available
A limited quantity of gun locks will be shipping to Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSCs) and Navy Operational Support Centers (NOSCs) starting in July. Gun locks have been proven effective in reducing suicides during at-risk periods. A few extra moments to retrieve and unlock a firearm can interrupt the impulse for suicide
and open the door for help. Gun locks are available free of charge to Sailors and their families, made possible by Navy Suicide Prevention Branch in partnership with the Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
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