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In this issue: seasonal self-care for Sailors and families, plan of the week notes, required training for SPCs and money goals for your thirties. Find these articles, news you can use and more in Lifelink November.
SAIL Training Required for SPCs
All suicide prevention coordinators must complete self-paced training on the Navy's Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life program by December 5, 2016. The training slides are accessible from the SAIL webpage in the Command & Leaders section. Compliance will be tracked at a later date. SPCs should ensure that they are subscribed to receive email communication for further instruction.
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.
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