NAVY - OPNAV 1720.4B
(N17) SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||18 September 2018|
Scope and Applicability. Provisions of this instruction apply to all active and Reserve Navy units within the Department of the Navy (DON).
Purpose. To provide policy and procedures and assign responsibilities for the Navy Suicide Prevention Program in line with references (a) through (d). This instruction is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety. Significant changes are summarized in the following subparagraphs 1a through 1g.
a. Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) Program requirements.
b. Updated guidance on the Department of Defense Suicide Event Report (DoDSER).
c. The requirement for suicide prevention program managers (SPPM) at echelon 2 and 3 commands.
d. Updated suicide prevention coordinator (SPC) roles and responsibilities.
e. Updated suicide prevention training requirements to include awareness of firearm safety.
f. The requirement to collect and assess information on dependent suicides.
g. Guidance on reducing access to lethal means.