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Marine and Family Programs Marine Corps Suicide Prevention Program (MCSPP). LCDR Andrew L. Martin, Psy.D. Suicide Prevention Program Manager Headquarters, Marine Corps (M&RA) [email protected] 703-784-9542. Mission and Strategy.

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Marine and family programs marine corps suicide prevention program mcspp

Marine and Family Programs

Marine Corps Suicide Prevention Program (MCSPP)

LCDR Andrew L. Martin, Psy.D.

Suicide Prevention Program Manager

Headquarters, Marine Corps (M&RA)

[email protected]

703-784-9542


Marine and family programs marine corps suicide prevention program mcspp

Mission and Strategy

Mission: Year over year reduction in suicides until zero;

then sustain.

Strategy: Leaders foster resilience and encourage Marines to

engage helping services early, before problems

worsen to crisis levels.


Usmc suicides and attempts

USMC Suicides and Attempts

USMC Rate per 100,000

*

Civilian Rate per 100,000

Through

August 2011

* Last available civilian suicide rate information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rate adjusted for Marine demographics.

** Includes 1 suspected suicide that has yet to be confirmed by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner.

*** Includes 12 suspected suicides that have yet to be confirmed by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner.

Source: HQMC (MFC-5) 2011Sep01


Marine and family programs marine corps suicide prevention program mcspp

USMC Associated Stressors

* Reflects a history of the stressor/risk factor within 1 year of the suicide


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2010 Marine Corps Risk Factors


Marine and family programs marine corps suicide prevention program mcspp

Organizational Chart – MFC5


Program functions

Program Functions


Leadership

Leadership

  • Focused and engaged

  • A Marine Corps program

  • Provide annual training to all Marines

  • Maintain two sergeant trainers per battalion/squadron

  • Unit protocol for managing Marines at risk

  • Force Protection Boards

  • Death brief, 8-day and 30-day briefs, DoDSER

  • First flag officer briefs deaths to ACMC


Never leave a marine behind

Never Leave a Marine Behind


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Never Leave a Marine Behind

Annual Suicide Prevention Training

  • Award-winning, evocative

  • Developed and tested by Marines

  • Focus is on changing behavior

    - Personal resilience

    - Peer-to-peer support

    - Frontline supervisor intervention

    - Command climate management

  • Separate modules for Jr. Marines, NCOs, SNCOs and officers


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Never Leave a Marine Behind


Tools

Tools

  • Monthly Suicide Activity Report

  • Leaders Guide to Managing Marines in Distress

  • MCSPP Website and staff (best practices, statistics, technical support)


Behavioral health integration

Behavioral Health Integration

  • SAPR

    • Peer training

    • Frontline supervisor intervention

    • Core Values  peer to peer intervention

    • Privacy versus command awareness

  • COSC

    • Peer training

    • Core values  peer-to-peer intervention

    • Common risk/protective factors

    • Holistic approach; all levels of leadership focused and engaged

    • 20% suicides with combat exposure


Behavioral health integration1

Behavioral Health Integration

  • Family Advocacy and General Counseling

    • Relationship problems #1 stressor associated with suicide

    • ½ suicides married; ½ single

    • 13% suicides involved in FAP program

    • 13% suicides with physical abuse perpetrator history

    • 5% suicides with emotional abuse perpetrator history

    • 3% suicides with sexual abuse victim history

  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

    • Common risk and protective factors

    • Alcohol as depressant  depression  suicide

    • 19% suicides drank at time of death

    • 27% suicides with past alcohol dependence/abuse diagnosis

    • 19% suicides received substance abuse treatment in last year


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Behavioral Health Integration


Marine and family programs marine corps suicide prevention program mcspp

Prevention Continuum

An Evidence Based Framework….

READY

REACTING

INJURED

ILL

BUMED

USMC and

BUMED

USMC

STRESS CONTINUUM


Questions

Questions


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