Everyone is busy balancing work and home life along with other challenges. It’s important to make time to build and maintain connections with friends, family, Marines, co-workers, and your community.
What can you do?
Connect with self.
Many of us tend to put others before ourselves and ignore our own needs. Be there for others while also taking care of yourself. To practice good self-care:
Connect with others.
Connect to help.
Take steps every day to make your connections count. If you are concerned about someone you know and need resource information, contact:
As part of the year-round commitment to preventing suicide among Marines, their families, and the civilian workforce, the Marine Corps promotes the Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Office’s yearlong prevention theme of “Connectedness” and the slogan, “Connect to Protect: Support Is Within Reach.” Both highlight the important role that connections to fellow Marines, leaders, family, friends, the community, and resources have in preventing suicide.
To find out the point of contact for your installation’s annual suicide prevention activities, email email@example.com.
Suicide prevention resource center, how can we help you?
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The Marine Corps highlights efforts to promote awareness to the complex issue of suicide and emphasizes the resources and supports.
The willingness to have the hard conversations is key to assisting our Marines and getting help so they can continue to thrive.