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1 Small ACT - It's about being there for Every Sailor, Every Day

Efforts to engage and educate your shipmates about stress navigation and suicide prevention can help promote a culture supportive of psychological health and seeking help. This page houses resources for Suicide Prevention Coordinators (SPCs) and key influencers, Sailors, families and members of the Navy community to reenergize the conversation about stress and suicide, and motivate positive behavior.

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FY-18 Products
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30 Days of Small ACTs Calendar

30 Small ACTs to practice being there for yourself or others. Includes tips promoting positive coping skills and self-care, psychological and physical well-being, peer support and more. Can be repurposed as Plan of the Day Notes. Print and post in high-traffic areas or share electronically to promote engagement.

2017 30 Days of Small ACTs Calendar

FY-18 1 Small ACT Toolkit
Updated for 2017 Navy Suicide Prevention Month and FY-18, this toolkit includes a commanding officer's proclamation, shareable social media content and graphics, plan of the week notes, facts, event ideas and more resources to locally implement the Every Sailor, Every Day campaign.

FY-18 1 Small ACT Toolkit​

​Webinar Training ​On September 12 at 1200 ET we will co-host a webinar with Navy & Marine Corps Public Health Center’s Health Promotion and Wellness Dept. to share lessons learned from Navy Suicide Prevention Branch’s annual cross disciplinary case reviews. This webinar is intended for all levels of leadership, SPCs, health promotion coordinators, providers, chaplains and all personnel who have frequent contact with Sailors who may be at increased risk of suicide. Learn how you can work together on a local level to close gaps and promote a culture supportive of psychological health in September and throughout the year. To register, visit​Webinar will be archived.

Lethal Means Safety Posters 
The first two posters in a series encouraging safe storage of highly lethal methods of suicide during times of increased stress. Print size is 8.5"x11", however, full sized versions (16"x20") are available for ordering from the Naval Logistics Library.

Lethal Means Safety Poster 1                                  Lethal Means Safety Poster 2

​Warning Signs Poster ​This poster describes the most common warning signs of suicide, using the acronym IS PATH WARM. Remember, you don't have to see every sign to ACT. Print size is 8.5"x11", however, a full sized version (16"x20") is available for ordering from the Naval Logistics Library.


SAIL Leadership Talking Points ​Fact sheet containing questions and informed responses to assist leaders in communicating the Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) program's intent to Sailors, providers, chaplains and gatekeepers.

SAIL Leadership Talking Points​

​Small ACT Selfie Signs

​These signs can be printed and personalized with an example of a Small ACT to be there for yourself or others. Send a selfie with your sign (or a group photo) to for publishing in the 1 Small ACT Photo Gallery. See the 1 Small ACT Photo Gallery page for submission guidance.

Small ACT Selfie Signs

Social Media Graphics
These graphics can be used on personal, command-owned and partner social media channels to accompany messaging supporting campaign concepts and products, as well as stress navigation and suicide prevention efforts. Options include two key campaign taglines featuring complementary imagery. 
​Lethal Means Safety
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Version 3
​Warning Signs
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Every Sailor, Every Day Starts with YOU
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Version 6
1 Small ACT can Save a Life
Campaign Logos ​These logos can be placed on materials promoting Navy's Every Sailor, Every Day campaign, as well as those aligning with key Navy Suicide Prevention Branch messaging as outlined in the 1 Small ACT Toolkit. Please do not alter these images by changing color palette, typeface, ratios, messaging, image background or any other modifications.

1 Small ACT v1                                            1 Small ACT v2

​DSPO Suicide Prevention Month Recognition - 
​​The Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) is conducting its second annual Outreach Recognition Ceremony to honor one exemplary installation from each of the Services and one from either the Reserves or National Guard. ​This opportunity honors the installations with the most dedicated and influential suicide prevention programs during the month of September. To begin the submission process, view the documents below and email​, Subject: SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH NOMINATION. Please work with your installation public affairs office to ensure that only one entry is submitted per installation (or homeport). Nominations are due to DSPO no later than 13 October 2017.

Director's Memo                                           Call for Nominations

DSPO Suicide Prevention Month Recognition - INDIVIDUAL ​To acknowledge the individuals who exemplify the Suicide Prevention Month message #BeThere, DSPO will recognize men and women from each of the four services as well as from the collective reserve component for their outstanding efforts. This award strives to recognize the contributions of those shaping fleet culture into a force that encourages help-seeking behavior. Active and reserve component Sailors, civilian personnel and family members are eligible for Navy nomination. Nominations are due to OPNAV N171 no later than 10 October 2017. Navy criteria and procedures for submission can be found in the documents below:

BeThere Point Paper                                      BeThere Submission Example​​


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