12. Safety Websites

MCAS Beaufort Safety Web page Link

MCIEAST Safety page Link

Headquarters Marine Corps Safety Page Link

Navy Safety Center Public Navy Safety Center

Occupational Safety & Health Administration OSHA website

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH website

OTHER SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Sexual Assault And Prevention (SAPR) Support line 1-843-321-6009

Family Advocacy Program (FAP Victim Advocate) 1-843-592-0646

Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC) 1-843-228-6003

 

Suicide Ideation–Immediate Action Steps

WARNING SIGNS!

  • Expressing hopelessness, like there’s no way out
  • Appearing sad or depressed most of the time
  • Feeling anxious, agitated or unable to sleep
  • Neglecting personal well-being
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Losing interest in day-to-day activities
  • Frequent and dramatic mood changes
  • Expressing feelings of excessive guilt or shame
  • Feelings of failure or decreased performance
  • Feeling like there’s no reason to live
  • Increased alcohol or drug abuse
  • Cascading Problems (break-up, divorce (of military couple or parents), financial, legal, hazing/bullying, experiencing trauma from abuse/sexual assault/combat (any one of these problems could be enough to send a Marine, Sailor, Civilian or child/teen into crisis).

WHAT TO DO!

  • Trust your instincts that the person may be in trouble
  • Be willing to listen
  • Ask direct questions without being judgmental (“Are you thinking about killing yourself?” or “Have you ever tried to end your life?” or “Do you think you might try to kill yourself today?”)
  • If you believe suicide is imminent, call 911 immediately
  • Determine if the person has a specific plan to carry out the suicide
  • Don’t leave the person alone
  • Don’t swear to secrecy
  • Don’t act shocked
  • Don’t counsel the person yourself
  • Get professional help on the phone or escort the person to a counselor, chaplain or other professional mental health provider
  • Remove potential means of self-harm (firearms, medicines, any cord/belt that can be used as a noose)
  • Be sure that you are not putting yourself in danger.

Escorts (recommended minimum of 2 personnel escorting), stay with your potentially suicidal Marine or Sailor at all times (even in the head and barracks room) until personnel are safely under the supervision of medical/counselors (with escorts waiting in waiting room) until properly relieved by command or medical authority. If out in town, call 911 in an emergency.

Suicide Prevention MCAS 1-843-228-6126

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-SUICIDE

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-TALK

DSTRESS LINE 1-877-476-7734

DoD Safe Helpline 1-877- 995-5247  www.SafeHelpline.org