Three Actions to Take to Practice Lethal Means Safety

Preventing suicide is an all hands, community effort. This year, consider adding “taking steps to prevent suicide” to your New Year’s resolutions. Whether you take time to support a friend following a challenging time or equip members of your team with free and confidential resources for psychological health, we all can play a role in … Continue reading Three Actions to Take to Practice Lethal Means Safety

Words Matter: Power of Caring

While it may be easy to notice that a fellow shipmate or loved one isn’t acting like themselves, it may be hard to know what you can do to respond. Sometimes, all it may take to bolster someone’s outlook is a simple gesture. Whether you send a quick text or a message on social media … Continue reading Words Matter: Power of Caring

Tips for Staying Positive during Uncertain Times

Current conversations about COVID-19 are pervasive. Whether you’re talking to your fellow Sailors in-person about the latest updates or connecting with friends and family digitally, concern about the impact of COVID-19 remains widespread across the globe. Uncertainty and ambiguous situations can often produce negative emotions, but there are many healthy ways to cope. If you … Continue reading Tips for Staying Positive during Uncertain Times

Relax and Recharge for a Good Night of Sleep

Going to sleep at night can be easier said than done. Whether you’re up late reflecting on the past or thinking about the future, our minds may need additional prompting in order to slow down before bed. From our emotional well-being, to our safety, to supporting our circadian rhythm, maintaining healthy sleep habits and routines … Continue reading Relax and Recharge for a Good Night of Sleep

Summer Safety: Suicide Prevention During the 101 Critical Days of Summer

The 101 Critical Days of Summer are always a time to focus on safety – responsible drinking, boating safety, swimming safety and more – but suicide prevention efforts aren’t always included as a focus. The causes of suicide are complex, and while seasonality and weather are not significant risk factors, researchers have observed some associations … Continue reading Summer Safety: Suicide Prevention During the 101 Critical Days of Summer