Tag Archives: Suicide Prevention Month

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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Resilience: A State of Mind or Dispositional State?

By Lt. Cmdr. Robert Lippy, clinical psychologist, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) What is resilience? Is it the same as stress management? Although defined differently by various authors, resilience is simply ‘bouncing back’ from difficult experiences. It is a process of adapting and responding well in the face of adversity, challenge, trauma, loss or stress. But what is it that allows …

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Take Control: Suicide Awareness

By Lt. Libby Peachey, mental health department psychology staff and suicide prevention coordinator, Naval Hospital Jacksonville In recognition of Suicide Awareness Month, I want to underscore the importance and raise awareness of suicide, the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S.—according to Centers for Disease Control. Suicide is a complex behavioral response to stress, illness, isolation and substance abuse. A …

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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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