Looking for help now?
Contact your local Health Safety & Work Life Regional Practice or CG SUPRT 24/7/365.
The Employee Assistance Program Coordinator (EAPC) within HSWL can assist with Suicide Prevention training and other program information.
Click here to contact your EAPC Regional Work-Life Staff.
If you need additional non-emergency assistance, contact the Program Manger, Christiana Montminy, at 202-475-5156
Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless?
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Ask, Care, Escort (ACE) Card- Guided questions to assist with members who may be suicidal
ACE PSA: highlight the ease of use (and effectiveness) of the ACE (which utilizes the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale) for everyone in the total CG workforce; providing guidance to intervene when an individual may be experiencing crisis
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Who is Eligible for this Program?
This Program applies to all Coast Guard active duty and reserve personnel and appropriated civilian and non-appropriated fund employees and their families. It also applies to other Uniformed Services members and their families while either serving with the Coast Guard or using Coast Guard facilities.
Purpose of Program
To provide policy and procedures, and assign responsibilities for the Coast Guard’s Suicide Prevention Program. Each of us in the Coast Guard must make it our individual responsibility to become aware of the warning signs and circumstances that are often associated with suicidal behavior [see enclosures (3) and (4) in Suicide Prevention Program, Commandant Instruction 1734.1A].
If on-site assistance is needed, call 911
If you know of a friend, loved-one, co-worker, or family member who is exhibiting suicidal communications or behaviors, bring it to the attention of someone who can help. Don’t keep it a secret. If the person is on active duty, informing the person’s chain of command is essential, particularly if the person is unwilling or unable to obtain help on his/her own.
Information about suicidal communications and/or behaviors is not considered confidential. In fact we in the Coast Guard have an obligation to share such information with others to ensure help is provided to any person who has attempted or is known to be contemplating suicide. Medical care and mental health providers who believe that a patient has intentions to harm self and/or others are obligated to take appropriate action to protect the patient and/or others.
See Enclosure (1) of Suicide Prevention Program, Commandant Instruction 1734.1A for definitions that apply to the Suicide Prevention Program.
Services and Resources Available
The following services and resources are available within the Suicide Prevention Program:
The following reference provide details of the Suicide Prevention Program:
Related Hotlines and Websites
The following hotlines and websites provide information related to the Suicide Prevention Program: