Navy Launches New Suicide Prevention Program for All Sailors

March 03, 2017

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The Navy has announced the launch of a suicide prevention program that aims to provide continuous support to at-risk individuals in the 90 days following a suicide-related behavior. Designed to augment mental health treatment, the Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) program includes rapid assistance, regular risk assessment, and resource referral. SAIL is currently available at all Fleet and Family Support Centers. While all sailors are eligible for the program, participation is voluntary. “Having SAIL available across the Navy is a great addition to the ongoing work that commands are doing to promote help-seeking behavior, self-care, and support for our sailors who reach out for assistance,” said Captain Michael Fisher, director of the Navy Suicide Prevention Branch.

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