New Every Sailor, Every Day campaign message launching with 2015 Navy Suicide Prevention Month:
"1 Small ACT"
This year, Navy Suicide Prevention Month will launch a new message within the Every Sailor, Every Day campaign, “1 Small ACT.” This message encourages simple yet meaningful interactions between peers, leaders and family members to promote cohesion, intervene and save a life, based on Navy’s Ask Care Treat (ACT) model.
As part of the Every Sailor, Every Day campaign, 1 Small ACT ties into the broader collaborative communications efforts between the armed forces, Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to promote the Power of 1 concept.
Suicide prevention in the Navy is not just an annual observance, but is used as the launch-pad for continuous engagement at the deckplate throughout the upcoming fiscal year. To that end, Navy Suicide Prevention Branch will release products and resources to help kick off this new message at the local level a
nd re-energize commitments to support every Sailor, every day. Key initiatives supporting the 1 Small ACT launch during 2015 Navy Suicide Prevention Month include:
- 1 Small ACT Toolkit for Suicide Prevention Coordinators (SPC): a downloadable toolkit will be available online and distributed via email directly to SPCs to assist in planning local efforts.* This toolkit will include materials such as printable posters, social media graphics and sample messages, plan of the day notes, talking points, a sample proclamation from the commanding officer and more. To download the toolkit, click here.
- 1 Small ACT Photo Gallery: Members of the Navy community and general public will be able to submit photos holding up the 1 Small ACT sign, personalized with an example of a small act that can make a difference or save a life. For example "I will remember to personally thank my Sailors for their contributions to our mission." Photos will be posted to the 1 Small ACT Photo Gallery on the Navy Operational Stress Control Facebook page. For submission guidelines and to download the 1 Small ACT sign, click here.
- Suicide Prevention and Intervention Efforts in the Navy and Marine Corps (WEBINAR): On September 1, 2015 from 1200-1300 ET, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) will host a webinar in collaboration with Navy Suicide Prevention Branch and Marine and Family Programs. Speakers will address the importance of recognizing and understanding the factors that place Sailors and Marines at risk for suicide and the importance of communicating with one another to connect the dots and take action. Registration is required. For more information, click here.
- Additional Resources: Throughout the month and upcoming fiscal year, additional communications and materials will be released to energize deckplate engagement and continue to promote the 1 Small ACT message as part of the Every Sailor, Every Day campaign.
*SPCs should ensure that they are receiving monthly communications from OPNAV N171 in order to receive email updates when the toolkit is available. To subscribe to the distribution list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last update: September 1, 2015