Lead by Example: Small ACTs Have Community Impact

The qualities that shape great leaders are often qualities many of us try to emulate—whether it’s balancing assertiveness with respect, mentoring with confidence or fostering a supportive environment, we all know some of the key components that go into building and maintaining resilient teams. Even if you aren’t in a formal leadership role, there may … Continue reading Lead by Example: Small ACTs Have Community Impact

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

Cultivating Connections in the Colder Months

While the saying “you are who you surround yourself with” is not entirely accurate, it does highlight the importance of investing in and maintaining a strong network of social support. Our ability to connect with others – especially during times of change – is paramount in helping us navigate new territory, manage stress and consider … Continue reading Cultivating Connections in the Colder Months

Three Things to Remember this Suicide Prevention Month

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are collectively continuing to navigate uncertainty and ambiguous situations, so if you’ve been feeling a heightened sense of anxiety or stress - you’re not alone. This Suicide Prevention Month falls at momentous time, and whether or not you or someone you know might be exhibiting signs of increased stress, … Continue reading Three Things to Remember this Suicide Prevention Month

SAIL Referrals Decreasing during COVID-19

Last month, there was a significant decrease in the SAIL referral rate. There is concern that commands are not submitting referrals due to the COVID-19 crisis. Now more than ever, the Navy Suicide Prevention Program is encouraging commands and Suicide Prevention Coordinators (SPCs) to continue submitting SAIL referrals following instances of suicide-related behaviors (SRBs). SAIL … Continue reading SAIL Referrals Decreasing during COVID-19