September is Suicide Prevention Month. This year, the U.S. Navy is focusing on a new message with its Every Sailor, Every Day campaign, "1 Small ACT." The message promotes simple, everyday actions that can ultimately save lives, using Navy's "ACT" (Ask Care Treat) bystander intervention model. The Navy Suicide Prevention office released a toolkit that contains educational resources and ideas for action. For more information, see this Navy news release: www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=90797. Help is always available. Call the Military Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (press 1), text 838255 or visit www.militarycrisisline.net for confidential, free support, 24/7.
For more guides on mental health and wellness, visit the Military.com Mental Health and Wellness section.