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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)

LCDR Andrew L. Martin, Psy.D.

Suicide Prevention Program Manager

Headquarters, Marine Corps (M&RA)

[email protected]

703-784-9542

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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

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USMC Associated Stressors

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

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 behind1
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
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
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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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Prevention Continuum

An Evidence Based Framework….

READY

REACTING

INJURED

ILL

BUMED

USMC and

BUMED

USMC

STRESS CONTINUUM

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