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FLASH FROM THE CHIEF: National Suicide Prevention Month
FLASH FROM THE CHIEF: National Suicide Prevention Month
Flash from the Commander NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps
4 SEPT 2019

National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. I encourage you to remain vigilant of the well-being for your shipmates, co-workers, family, and friends. This is not just another month; it is a reminder and a call for year-round awareness. 

Our world confronts us with challenges that can sometimes seem overwhelming. The stress of balancing work and home life is a pressure many feel. Taking care of your health, both physically and mentally, helps you navigate through challenging times. Prevention is vital, and seeking help is not a sign of weakness but is reflective of courage.

If you recognize someone is in need, take time to provide support, and assist them in getting the help they need. There are resources available to you and acting on them can save a life. 

- Ask questions to reach out to a person who may need assistance. 
- Care, so they know they are valued.
- Treat by getting them the help they need and do not leave them alone.

Your Small ACT can make all the difference. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 for everyone at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433). For the Military Crisis Line 24/7 confidential support, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1, or text to 838255, or visit www.militarycrisisline.net for chat support. Your local chaplain, Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), Navy Civilian Employee Assistance Program (DONCEAP), and medical treatment facilities are also available to help. For more information, visit www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/21st_Century_Sailor/suicide_Prevention.

Civilian, military - we are one team, one Navy. Be there for every Sailor, everybody, every day.

M.C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN

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