Tag Archives: Operational Stress Control

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Suicide Prevention

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery I despair when I hear that of one of our Sailors or Marines has taken his or her own life. These are tragedies where we must intervene somehow and somewhere in the chain of events that leads to the hopelessness of …

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Navy Medicine Chaplain Offers Compassion for Suicide Prevention

By Capt. Roosevelt Brown, chaplain, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery I remember my first experience of interacting with someone who was suicidal. Even though I was with my pastor, it was a scary occurrence.  I was 23 years old and I was learning to be a chaplain.  He had been called by this young man who said that …

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