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COMNAVSURFOR. SUICIDE PREVENTION PCO/PXO BRIEF CNSP. HMCS(SW/AW) Richardson Force Suicide Prevention Coordinator. This Briefing is UNCLASSIFIED. Background. 6 completed suicides within CNSP CY-09 43 Navy wide

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comnavsurfor
COMNAVSURFOR

SUICIDE PREVENTION

PCO/PXO BRIEF CNSP

HMCS(SW/AW) Richardson

Force Suicide Prevention Coordinator

This Briefing is UNCLASSIFIED

background
Background
  • 6 completed suicides within CNSP CY-09
  • 43 Navy wide
  • Only 1 during deployment (within 30 days of RTHP) had been granted early out.
  • 1 female (CPO), 5 males (E5 and below)
  • 1 underway, 5 inport
  • 1 other death undetermined
  • 153 Suicide Related Behavior sitreps CY-09
  • SecNav visibility with CNO action
four elements of effective program
Four Elements of Effective Program
  • Training: Required with indoc and annually
  • Intervention: Ensures timely access to needed services and having a plan of action for crisis response
  • Response: assisting families, units and service members affected by suicide related behavior (SRB)
  • Reporting: reporting incidents of suicide and SRB
training
Training
  • Included in Command Indoctrination
  • Conducted annually thereafter
  • GMT/NKO, but must be supplemented with local command information, action plans and available support resources
  • Life skills/health promotion training
  • Include information in POD/POW
intervention
Intervention
  • Commands shall have a written suicide prevention and crisis action plan
  • Commands shall foster a command climate that supports psychological health consistent with operational stress control principles
    • Ex: Foster unit morale and cohesion
    • Ex: Encourage good communication, etc.
  • Safety measures must be taken if command believes imminent risk
  • Commands shall provide support for those who seek help
response
Response
  • For a suicide or SRB incident, families and affected personnel shall be provided support
  • Command Senior Medical Department Representative (MO or IDC)
  • CACO as needed
  • Command, ISIC or Base chaplain
  • Fleet Family Service Center, Navy One Source, etc.
reporting
Reporting
  • IAW MILPERSMAN and NAVADMIN 122/09
  • Complete DoD Suicide Event Report (DoDSER), instance of a suicide or undetermined death
    • Completed within 60 days of incident.
  • For suicide attempts, the Military Treatment Facility (MTF) completes DoDSER within 30 days of the incident.
  • Personnel Casualty Report (PCR), required for a suicide or a suicide attempt that results in serious injury.
reporting cont
Reporting cont:
  • OPREP-3 reporting is required for ALL suicide related behaviors regardless of the outcome
    • OPREP-3 report should specify only “Suicide Related Behavior” without distinction between attempts and other behaviors.
command responsibilities
Command Responsibilities
  • Ensure an effective suicide prevention program is established and maintained
  • Designate in writing, a suicide prevention coordinator (SPC)
  • Ensure suicide prevention training is conducted on an annual basis for all command personnel and maintain records of the training
  • Distribute health and fitness materials in support of OPNAV health promotion initiatives
spc responsibilities
SPC Responsibilities
  • Be thoroughly familiar with Navy instructions as related to suicide prevention and advise the Command on all suicide prevention program matters
  • Schedule and announce suicide prevention training
  • Maintain records of suicide prevention training
  • Ensure training materials are up-to-date and accurate
  • Liaison with Command Ombudsman and Family Support Group to provide information and guidance
  • Develop and maintain a command suicide prevention and crisis response plan
references
References:
  • OPNAV 1720.4A Suicide Prevention Program
    • Overall guidance for CNSF
  • NAVADMIN 122/09
    • Changes to reporting criteria
  • OPNAVINST 6100.2A
    • Health and Wellness Promotion Program
  • MILPERSMAN 1770-090/120
    • Reporting criteria