WEBLINKS AND CONTENT VERIFIED AS OF AUGUST 8, 2023
OPNAVINST 1720.4B is the most current version of the instruction.
Download and display the Veteran's Crisis Line CONUS or OCONUS phone number tear off posters for your command.
Teach your Shipmates how to save the Veteran's Crisis Line phone number with this informational poster.
FY-23 1 Small ACT Toolkit
The updated FY-23 1 Small ACT Toolkit includes information about staying connected during COVID-19, new mental health conversation starter "recipe cards," facts about suicide prevention, additional social media content and graphics, local outreach and engagement ideas, sample plan of the week notes, seeking help, understanding risk and protective factors and additional resources to promote a culture supportive of psychological health and emotional wellness. Download it here. Subscribe to our distribution list to be notified when new products are available and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily tips to help you be there for Every Sailor, Every Day.
Navy Suicide Prevention Handbook
The Suicide Prevention Handbook is an accessible, comprehensive guide for the Navy community and is designed to serve as a ready reference for policy requirements, program guidance and educational tools to strengthen local suicide prevention efforts. Download it here.
Lethal Means Safety
During times of increased stress, the risk of suicide is simultaneously heightened. Lethal means safety is the process of ensuring that highly lethal means of suicide are not as easily accessible during these times. Practicing lethal means safety has been proven as an effective way to prevent suicide. Some lethal means include but are not limited to firearms, certain prescription medications and structural hazards.
5 Things You Should Know About Reducing Access to Lethal Means.
Advancing Navy Culture Newsletter
To streamline efforts, the Navy Culture and Force Resilience Office (OPNAV N17) has adjusted to a 2-3-page briefing of the most important updates from N17, with links to learn more. Find our newsletter on the Advancing Navy Culture media page. To subscribe, click here.