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The following instructions and messages provide specific guidance regarding suicide prevention policy and related programmatic efforts.


  • OPNAVINST 1720.4B  - Navy Suicide Prevention Program
  • SECNAVINST 1730.9 - Confidential Communication to Chaplains
  • OPNAVINST 3100.6 - OPREP/SITREP Reporting Requirements (available on SIPRNET only)
  • DODI 6490.04 - Mental Health Evaluations of Members of the Military Services
  • DODI 6490.08 - Command Notification Requirements to Dispel Stigma in Providing Mental Health Care to Service Members
  • OPNAVINST 6100.2A - Health Promotion/Life Skills


  • ALNAV 015/23 - Individual Medical Readiness Elements, Goals, and Metrics Policy Update
  • NAVADMIN 166/23 - Self-Initiated Referral Process for Mental Health Evaluations of Service members (The Brandon Act)
  • NAVADMIN 021/21: - Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) Update

Project 1 Small ACT "Sailors on the Street" Videos 

Short videos that can be used as icebreakers for trainings, safety briefs and small group discussions relating to stress navigating. These short videos feature real Sailors sharing the ways they navigate various sources of stress and each ends with 1 Small ACT that viewers can practice helping navigate stress. Available in 29-second and 59-second episodes. Each can be downloaded from DVIDS.

Additional Public Service Announcement Videos 

The following videos were produced by Sailors and are approved by Navy Suicide Prevention Branch for use in trainings and small group discussions. 

  Veterans Crisis Line - Dial 988  Safe Helpline  NCIS Tips  Sexual Assault Prevention & Response  NFAAS

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