Navy Suicide Prevention Branch
The Navy Suicide Prevention Branch, OPNAV N171, is comprised of the Suicide Prevention and Operational Stress Control Programs. It is a part of the 21st Century Sailor Office, promoting Total Sailor Fitness & Resilience.
Every Sailor, Every Day Campaign
The Every Sailor, Every Day campaign launched during 2014 Suicide Prevention Month and continues to serve as Navy’s core Suicide Prevention and Operational Stress Control campaign. Through an array of digital communications (social media, online content, multimedia and audience interaction), the campaign seeks to empower behavior change by providing Sailors and families with tips to support themselves and each other. The campaign promotes ongoing and active engagement to enable early recognition of risk, proactive intervention and champion seeking help.
In September 2015, 1 Small ACT was introduced as the campaign’s newest message, encouraging simple actions that can make a difference in the lives of others while leveraging relationships between peers and community members. This message is based on Navy’s Ask Care Treat (ACT) model, aligning with broader collaborative communications efforts between the armed forces, Dept. of Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to promote the Power of 1 concept.
Connects active duty service members and veterans in crisis with qualified and caring Dept. of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support is available via telephone, mobile text or online. Click the image above to be redirected to the Crisis Line website or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255, Option 1).
The BeThere Peer Assistance Line is the only dedicated Department of Defense (DoD) peer support call and outreach center available to all Service members across the Department (including the National Guard and Reserves) and their families. The program is staffed by peer coaches who are Veteran Service members and spouses of prior Service members, and is available 24/7 through chat, email, phone and text. Communications between peer counselors and Service members are confidential. Call 1-844-357-PEER, text 480-360-6188 or visit www.betherepeersupport.org.
Sometimes Sailors and their families would prefer to trust and confide in a Navy Chaplain to receive guidance or help seeing things more clearly. Chaplains are available to talk 24/7. Communications with Navy Chaplains are 100% confidential unless the service member decides otherwise.