suicide prevention

Naval Hospital Bremerton staff members share their ‘Unwavering Strength’ for a New Year, New You, Pt. II

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs  Tart was the actual architect of their involvement in the book. He was the one who initially found out that the book’s publisher, Judy O’Beirn, were looking for true, inspirational stories and was told by friends that he needed to get in touch with the publisher. After he contacted the publisher …

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 Expressions of Gratitude Go a Long Way

 By Lt. Jay Morrison, Naval Hospital Guam As we move through suicide prevention month, we’re reminded of the important warning signs to watch for in our shipmates, and to spot signs of trouble: increased substance use, withdrawal, recklessness, changes in mood or personality, and especially expressions of hopelessness or wishes to die. We’ve heightened our sensitivity to shipmates who feel alienated, …

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OSCAR Team Uses Technology to Identify Mental Health Risk Factors

By Lt. Yaron G. Rabinowitz, Lt. Russell P. Balmer, Lt. Darren Norris, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Justin Seabrook, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Stephen Windle, and Hospitalman Samuel Malone,  2D Marine Regiment, 2D Marine Division OSCAR TEAM Of the numerous challenges facing embedded mental health providers, mitigating suicide risk is one of the most important. Recent experience has demonstrated that traditional …

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Message from Secretary Hagel on Suicide Prevention Month

By Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Department of Defense   The Department of Defense has no more important responsibility than supporting and protecting those who defend our country and that means we must do everything possible to prevent military suicide. As we observe Suicide Prevention Month, the entire DoD community – service members, civilians, members of our families and leaders at …

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