Marine Corps installations around the globe are uniting to promote suicide prevention and mental health awareness as year-round initiatives. We know suicide prevention starts with promoting healthy behaviors and seeking help when needed, but how we talk about getting help and how we support each other are equally important.
A key component of suicide prevention is involving family members and friends. In a three-part podcast series, Marine Corps Major Villiana Jean-Francois and her brother, veteran NFL player Ricky Jean-Francois sat down with Headquarters Marine Corps Suicide Prevention Capability to discuss the challenges they face while being separated from family members because of their respective careers. They also discuss ways they support each other and the people around them. Listen now to hear more about how these siblings have overcome obstacles and how they find support.
The smallest action can help save a life. One person can begin to create a community of support that can encourage people in risk to get the help they need and deserve.
Suicide Prevention has many components. It takes all of us to make a difference. For more information about suicide prevention efforts, contact your unit’s Suicide Prevention Program Officer (SPPO).
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Like what you heard today? Stay tuned, the Marine Corps Suicide Prevention Capability will be releasing more episodes soon.
Suicide is a complex issue. Knowing where to start the conversation can be hard and can seem like a daunting task. However, having tough conversations can save someone’s life.
Suicide Prevention Program (SPP) is multi-faceted and incorporates various programs aimed at holistic well-being for our Marines and their Families.
The thought of someone wanting to die can leave you feeling helpless, lost, and even guilty. So what can you do to help?