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It’s midnight, and you can’t sleep because there is too much on your mind.

Maybe it is stress at work, you've been feeling down lately, or your spouse’s recent behavior has you worried.

You’ve also noticed a Marine in your unit seems to have lost interest in just about everything.

What can you do? Where can you turn?

Go online and check out the Marine Corps’ Interactive Suicide Prevention and Mental Fitness Resource. (Click on the Prevention Skills You Can Use button.)

  • Browse through the sections and find something that grabs your interest.
  • Learn about the different levels of stress, which everyone experiences, and ways to cope with stress before it becomes overwhelming.
  • Pick up pointers on having open and honest conversations with someone you worry might be having suicidal thoughts or how to recognize warning signs in yourself and others.
  • Learn strategies for problem-solving, tips for managing stress, or important safety warnings about lethal means.
  • Learn about the variety of Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) programs that assist Marines and their families as they navigate life’s challenges.
  • Use the information as needed to help you help others, maintain your own readiness, and strengthen your fitness and resilience.
If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, call 911 for an emergency dispatcher or 988 (press 1) for the Military/Veterans Crisis Line. Chat online at or text 838255
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