USCG leadership increasingly recognizes the need to better understand and mitigate the potential negative mental health effects associated with service. As part of that shift, the Suicide Prevention Program has initiated a project to build up a network of mental health safety throughout the enterprise. Our team intends to conduct a program evaluation study to examine training for trainers (T4T) support on training fidelity and impact on Gatekeeper training within elements of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) using LivingWorks Education (LWE) Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and safeTALK programs.
As it is outlined in the CDC's "Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices," our project is aligned with the following strategies:
As it is outlined in The White House "Fact Sheet: New Strategy Outlines Five Priorities for Reducing Military and Veteran Suicide," our project is aligned with the following priorities: