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New Suicide Prevention Program Instruction

OPNAVINST 1720.4B​ has recently been signed detailing Navy Suicide Prevention Program policy and  procedural updates. This instruction highlights requirements of the Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) Program, updated guidance​ on the Department of Defense Suicide Event Report (DoDSER), requirements for suicide prevention program managers (SPPM) at echelon 2 and 3 commands, explains suicide prevention coordinator (SPC) roles and responsibilities, and provides guidance on reducing access to lethal means. 

Lifelink November
In this month's issue: How to help survivors of suicide loss, Nov. Plan of the Week Notes, new suicide prevention video from USS Wasp (LHD 1) and tips to practice self care by setting boundaries​. Download Lifelink November here.

FY-19 1 Small ACT Toolkit
The new FY-19 1 Small ACT Toolkit includes shareable facts, social media content and graphics, sample plan of the week notes, event ideas and more resources to implement the Every Sailor, Every Day campaign on a local level. Download it here. Find  other resources to support local action throughout the fiscal year on the Every Sailor, Every Day > Get Involved page.​ Subscribe to our distribution list to be notified when new products are available and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Wordpress for daily tips to help you be there for Every Sailor, Every Day.
2018 Navy Suicide Prevention Handbook
The new Suicide Prevention Handbook is an accessible, comprehensive guide for the Navy community and is designed to serve as a ready reference for policy requirements, program guidance and educational tools to strengthen local suicide prevention efforts. Download it here.
Gatekeeper Training
Gatekeeper Training is now available for Navy communities who most frequently interact with Sailors at elevated risk for suicide. See more information on gatekeeper communities and download the lesson plans and trainings here.


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