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Training Command

 

Training Command

Quantico, Virginia



 

HM1 (FMF/SW) Jimmy Young

Email: jimmy.young@usmc.mil


FMTB-W SUICIDE PREVENTION OFFICER

If you think a fellow Marine, Sailor, family member, or friend might be suicidal, help by taking action. People who kill themselves see suicide as the only remaining solution to their problems. If an individual has displayed any warning signs for suicide or, if you get a “SENSE” that he or she may act, don’t wait. TAKE ACTION! Remembering the Marine Corps and Navy Values of HONOR, COURAGE, and COMMITMENT, can empower us to make a difference in the life of someone who might be at risk for suicide. Suicide can be prevented and IT STARTS WITH YOU! Below are some tips on how to help.

Here are some ways to be helpful to someone who is threatening suicide:

Be direct. Talk openly and matter-of-factly about suicide.

Be willing to listen. Allow expressions of feelings. Accept the feelings.

Be non-judgmental. Don’t debate whether suicide is right or wrong, or feelings are good or bad. Don’t lecture on the value of life.

Get involved. Become available. Show interest and support.

Don’t dare him or her to do it.

Don’t act shocked. This will put distance between you.

Don’t be sworn to secrecy. Seek support.

Offer hope that alternatives are available but do not offer glib reassurance.

Take action. Remove means, such as guns or stockpiled pills.

REMEMBER R.A.C.E.

RECOGNIZE: THE SIGNS OF DISTRESS

ASK: ABOUT THE SIGNS OF DISTRESS AND SUICIDE IF APPROPRIATE

CARE: ABOUT THE MARINE AND SAILOR AND SHOW IT

ESCORT: THE PERSON TO SAFETY

 

The DSTRESS Line provides 24/7 phone, chat and Skype line counseling services utilizing a "Marine to Marine" approach.

If you recognize warning signs or believe someone is in immediate danger, call 911 or seek help from a mental health care provider. To learn more, visit www.dstressline.com or call 1-877-476-7734.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline, available 24/7: tel: 1-800-273-8255

 

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