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Lifelink Newsletter - September
In this month's issue...
- Being There for Others Starts with Being There for Yourself
- Sept. Plan of the Week Notes
- DoD Suicide Prevention Month Outreach Recognition Opportunity
- Self-Managing Psychological Health Concerns: Work with a Provider for Maximum Benefit
- Lifelink Spotlight, News You Can Use, Upcoming Events
2016 Navy Suicide Prevention Month
Did You Know?
Although some suicides are planned in advance, the majority of suicides and attempts occur within an hour of a crisis and are impulsive reactions to stress. Numerous studies indicate that while easy access to a lethal method (means) of death reduces the likelihood of survival, limiting access to lethal methods can be life saving. Firearms are the most lethal and common method of suicide across both U.S. military and civilian populations. Learn more about Navy's guidance for reducing access to lethal means through voluntary storage of privately owned firearms in NAVADMIN 263/14. To learn more about means safety, visit www.meansmatter.org.
SECNAV Instruction 5720.44C (chapter 7, section 0702-2-c.3) states that all Navy websites must display the above image on their homepages. This image should be hyperlinked to the Military Crisis Line (www.militarycrisisline.net).
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