For GMTs and presentations: The Suicide Prevention GMT ("Ask Care Treat") is available through Navy Knowledge Online. We encourage commands to augment this presentation with additional focus on resilience and Operational Stress Control. Suggestions include discussion of the relationships between stress navigation and...
- A sense of community, belonging and purpose
- Peer and organizational support; seeking help as a sign of strength
- Fitness, nutrition, and physical health; financial readiness; relationships
- Minimizing the potential for impulsive behavior and self-harm through responsible alcohol use and abstinence from illegal drugs/self-medicating
In addition to the resources found on this site (risk & protective factors, warning signs, crisis line information) the following are useful tools to support training and awareness:
Navy Suicide Prevention fact sheets
Navy Operational Stress Control Blog
Principles of Resilience and Stress Control
2012 Navy Suicide Prevention PSA video contest winners*
PRC (AW/IDW/EXW) Kelsey's Personal Story (video)*
Operational Stress Control Stress Zone PSAs* (Green, Yellow, Orange, Red)
New! Confidential Communications with Navy Chaplains Facts and FAQs
Techniques of Teaching Brief - PDF
Visit the Links & Resources section for additional tools and information.
Useful Resources for Suicide Prevention Coordinators and Command Leadership: In addition to Suicide Prevention Coordinator training via webinar, the following tools are useful to ensure compliance with OPNAVINST 1720.4a policy.
*YouTube access required
Navy Leaders Guide for Managing Sailors in Distress
Commanding Officer's Suicide Prevention and Response Toolbox
Suicide Prevention Program Check List
Crisis Response Plan Checklist
Suicide Postvention Brief - PDF
Reporting Requirements Flow Chart - PDF
Frontline Supervisors Training: Manual for Instructors & Students
Frontline Supervisor's Training: Assisting Personnel in Distress
Suicide Prevention and Operational Stress Control Program prodcuts are also available for ordering through the Naval Logistics Library (here).