September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month; however, every day we have a responsibility to demonstrate authentic concern for others and serve as a protective force against all forms of harm, including suicide. The campaign theme for 2020 is “Connect to Protect.” This messaging aims to reinforce the connection we have with our shipmates. Please join CDR Sarah Garrett from HSWL SC and Ms. Christiana Montminy, Employee Assistance Program Manager on 26 Aug from 1500-1600 EST as they talk about ways to minimize suicide-related behaviors by promoting wellness and social cohesion.
For those of who have lost a loved one to suicide, we acknowledge your pain and suffering. Our Coast Guard family is here to support your healing journey as well.
Please click this link to attend Wellness Wednesday from your CG computer, personal computer or mobile device. Even if you do not have a CVR.mil account, you can still watch the stream via the link above. If you wish to maintain anonymity, log out of your normal (USCG/DOD) CVR account and join as a guest. You may also call (571) 388-3904; Conference ID 453 387 852#. If you have questions or suggestions, you may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to join this session, it will be recorded and archived. This critical information may save the life of someone you love.
RADM Dana Thomas
Chief Medical Officer
Director, Health, Safety and Work-Life