Leaders play a vital role in suicide prevention by promoting mission readiness, preserving the force and supporting the long-term health and well-being of their Marines and their family members.
Resources and information regarding lethal means safety.
Recovery involves a daily commitment to making healthy choices. Follow these four tips to assist you in staying centered during your recovery.
Summer isn’t quite over yet, but it’s almost back-to-school season. For parents, this means that it’s time to make a list of all the things your child needs for the new school year. As you begin to shop for new notebooks, pencils, binders, and clothes, don’t forget your child’s school-related health checklist. Now is the time to schedule appointments and beat the rush, as health care providers are usually busy just before the school year begins. TRICARE provides several clinical preventative services for children.
As part of the year-round commitment to preventing suicide among Marines, families, and the civilian workforce, the Marine Corps observes Suicide Prevention Month each September.
The year-long theme for suicide prevention, Connect to Protect: Support is Within Reach, highlights the importance of connecting fellow Marines and leaders to increase help-seeking behaviors.
For some, getting a tattoo is considered a right of passage built within the military culture, but did you know that getting inked could affect your body’s hydration status?
There is no “right way” to respond to trauma. For some, trauma can be a life-altering event. Some may recover with little help, while others may experience some level of difficulty in certain areas. For others, MST may continue to affect their mental and physical health in significant ways, even many years later. Fortunately, service members can recover from experiences of trauma and VA services are among the many resources available.