Suicide Prevention and Supervisors: The Front Line When Things Get Tough

Navy leaders have great influence and impact on their shipmates’ sense of connectedness. Front-line supervisors in particular can make a difference because of their unique position—the close quarters and long hours that characterize much of Navy life mean lots of day-to-day contact and many opportunities to really get to know your teammates. Supervisors are also … Continue reading Suicide Prevention and Supervisors: The Front Line When Things Get Tough

#BeThere For The Holidays

According to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, it is a commonly-held misconception that suicides increase over the holidays. This is not the case. However, the holidays are an ideal time to strengthen your connections with shipmates and loved ones – a protective factor against suicide. Whether catching up via phone, social media or at a … Continue reading #BeThere For The Holidays

New Tools for Suicide Prevention Month and Beyond

Navy Suicide Prevention Month is not just a 30-day blitz of suicide prevention efforts; it is the starting point for year-long conversations on how to be there for Every Sailor, Every Day. This September, the Every Sailor, Every Day (ESED) campaign will continue to lead the charge for Navy’s year-long suicide prevention efforts, promoting healthy … Continue reading New Tools for Suicide Prevention Month and Beyond

Recognizing Risk and Reaching out to a Friend on Social Media

Recognizing risk is an essential component of suicide prevention. Human communication has changed over time and social media is now one of the most common means of interacting with friends, family and people with similar interests. Aside from enabling people to stay connected during deployments or after long distance moves, social media platforms have become … Continue reading Recognizing Risk and Reaching out to a Friend on Social Media

3 Ways to Take ACTion this Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide Prevention Month is an opportunity to reenergize the conversation and set a positive tone for the upcoming fiscal year. Here are three meaningful ways to build community, strengthen protective factors and demonstrate your command’s commitment to suicide prevention: Connect with your shipmates. Use this month to find everyday ways to make a difference to … Continue reading 3 Ways to Take ACTion this Suicide Prevention Month