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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.
In this month's issue, a Sailor shares her story about seeking help for mental health and self-referring for alcohol treatment while continuing to thrive in her career as an Intelligence Specialist. Lifelink October also features the latest suicide prevention and stress navigation plan of the week notes, a spotlight on art therapy and tips to boost energy safely without misusing prescription stimulants. Download 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 Facebook, Twitter 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 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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