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In this issue: Celebrate this FITmas!, Right Place and Right Time to Save a Life, Dec. Plan of the Week Notes, Stress Reduction Techniques for High-Stress Operations. Find these articles and other news you can use in Lifelink December, available here.
21 Days of Total Sailor FITmas
From December 14, 2017 through January 3, 2018, the Every Sailor, Every Day Campaign's 21 Days of Total Sailor FITmas will offer tips on proactive steps that can help you reach your physical fitness, behavioral health, financial responsibility, psychological and emotional well-being, family relationship strength, and spiritual wellness goals. Find more information and tips to help you stay FIT on Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress
Gatekeeper Training is now available for Navy communities who most frequently interact with Sailors at elevated risk for suicide. See more information on gatekeeper communities and download the lesson plans and trainings here
The DoD Suicide Prevention Training Competency Framework (SPTCF)
The SPTCF has been developed through a collaboration between the Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO), the Services, and other partners to serve as a framework to support standardized suicide prevention gatekeeper training and education activities and to increase suicide prevention capabilities among all stakeholders in the DoD community. The document is available to download (here).
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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