Editor’s note: The webinar discussed in the following news release has now been published on the NMCPHC website at http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/health-promotion/Pages/webinars.aspx.
The Department of the Navy recognizes September as Suicide Prevention Month. The Every Sailor, Every Day campaign continues to emphasize the importance of ongoing support for our fellow Sailors and Marines by promoting the message “1 Small ACT.” In observance of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Month, the Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) Department at the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) will host a webinar in collaboration with Navy Suicide Prevention Branch (OPNAV N171) and Marine and Family Programs to discuss evidence-based programs and tools for suicide prevention and intervention used in the Navy and Marine Corps. This webinar will be focused on efforts from the deckplate to the leadership level. Speakers will address the importance of recognizing and understanding the factors that put Sailors and Marines at risk for suicide and the importance of communicating with one another to connect the dots and take action.
- NMCPHC will discuss the available resources that can assist Sailors and Marines navigate stress and develop the positive coping skills that can assist with facing life’s challenges.
- Navy Suicide Prevention Branch will address evidence-based intervention resources, tools, and training across the Fleet.
- Marine and Family Programs, Community Counseling and Prevention will present the Marine Corps INTERCEPT Program and current Marine Corps suicide prevention efforts.
The webinar will be presented by:
- Mr. Steve Holton, Deputy Director, OPNAV N171
- LCDR Sam Stephens, Psy.D, Marine and Family Programs, Community Counseling and Prevention
- Dr. Mark Long, Public Health Educator, HPW Department, NMCPHC
- Describe current evidence-based suicide prevention and intervention efforts across the Navy and Marine Corps.
- Communicate the importance of recognizing and understanding the factors that put Sailors and Marines at risk for suicide.
- Identify helping resources available to Sailors, Marines, and their families across the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense.
Registration is required for this webinar, and registration will close on Aug. 27. For registration information, visit the HPW Department’s Webinars Web page. You must have a Common Access Card to register for/attend this webinar.