Command Suicide Prevention Program
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Sailors form the phone number to the Veteran's Crisis Line, illustrating that suicide prevention is an all hands evolution.
Program Background: The Navy Suicide Prevention Program consists of four elements
ü Training – to increase awareness of suicide concerns, improve wellness, and know how to intervene when someone needs help
ü Intervention – ensuring timely access to needed services and having a plan of action for crisis response
ü Response – assisting families, units, and Sailors affected by suicide behaviors
ü Reporting – reporting incidents of suicide and suicide related behaviors
Suicide Prevention Program Check ListEvery command is required to have a suicide prevention program. Check the link above for tools to assist in implementation of your program.
Command Suicide Prevention Coordinators should visit the SPC Training section and the Training Resources section for more information.