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1 Taking Action- Saving Lives
Suicide Prevention: Taking Action- Saving Lives TP1

2 Suicide: A Serious Public Health Threat
A National Problem A Military Problem For over 10 years suicide was the second or third leading cause of death for Navy and Marine Corps TP2

3 Suicide Model* TP3 Disorder Stress Event Mood Change Inhibition
(Depression, anxiety, and substance abuse) Disorder (Relationship losses, or career, legal and financial trouble) Stress Event (Anger, anxiety, hopelessness, depression) Mood Change No access to method, no acceptance of suicide, support/ emotional expression, & seeks treatment Access to method, acceptance of suicidal behavior, isolation, impulse, loss of close relationship by suicide, & avoids treatment Inhibition Facilitation Survival Suicide *David Shaffer, M.D., Columbia U. TP3

4 First Responders Recognize someone is at risk for suicide
Have the courage to help someone in need First Responders can be anyone TP4

5 Suicide Prevention Training Objectives
Describe warning signs of suicide Identify protective factors Use acronym AID LIFE to recall 7 action steps Discuss positive characteristics of FIRST RESPONDERS Identify local resources for help and support TP5

6 About the Video Training
Navy & Marine Corps Project Typical situations Warning signs of suicide First responders taking action TP6

7 What common signs of suicide risk were portrayed in the video?
Discussion Question 1 What common signs of suicide risk were portrayed in the video? TP7

8 Risk Factors & Common Signs
KEY RISK FACTORS: Depression/Substance abuse Talk or hints of suicide intent Previous suicide attempt Other Common Signs Preoccupation with death Giving away possessions Relationship difficulties Impulsive anger and behavior Legal or financial trouble Isolation or withdrawal Performance difficulties TP8

9 Strengthen Protective
Factors Unit cohesion/ camaraderie/ support Good access to assistance services & early intervention by command Healthy lifestyle promotion Effective problem-solving skills Positive attitude about getting help Optimistic outlook Spiritual support Beliefs counter to suicide & supporting self-preservation TP9

10 What positive steps did the
Discussion Question 2 What positive steps did the First Responders take? TP10

11 Positive Steps of First Responders
Took responsibility for taking care of a Shipmate or fellow Marine Knew it was OK to help Listened Acted immediately Sought assistance from Chain of Command TP11

12 Discussion Question 3 What are some barriers, attitudes, and problems that people might face in responding to these situations? TP12

13 What helping resources did you see in the video?
Discussion Question 4 What helping resources did you see in the video? TP13

14 Possible Local Resources
Family Service Centers Marine Corps Community Services Mental Health Services Medical Services Chaplains Marriage and Family Counselors Substance Abuse Counselors Financial Advisors TP14

15 A sk I ntervene Immediately D on't Keep It a Secret L ocate Help I
nform Chain of Command F ind Someone E xpedite TP15

16 SUMMARY Warning Signs Protective Factors First Responders
Local Resources AID LIFE TP16

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