Leaders Guide for Managing Marines in Distress
A quick reference, designed to help leaders at all levels take care of Marines within the unit who are in distress because of their situation or behavior. It covers approximately 40 different problems Marines may face. Part of the OSCAR Team Training kit.
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Leaders Resource Guide
This guide provides key resources for Marines experiencing the impacts of stress. To help you navigate the resources, they are listed alphabetically within all categories that fit: Command Resources, Policy and Procedures, Educational and Media Materials, Resources for Family and Children, Treatment, and Finance and Legal. Keep in mind that this guide is not all-inclusive; your local community may have additional resources.
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POSTDEPLOYMENT USER GUIDE Transition Workbook for Combat Veterans
Transitions can be challenging and this post-deployment veteran's self-help guide is designed to help Marines and Sailors through that transition. This book includes information on a broad variety of topics that affect everyone to include: goal setting, personal growth, grief and guilt, physical health, mental health, finance, and career decisions. As you return from deployment, this guide can be useful in regaining or maintaining that sense of overall balance in your life. Published by the Naval Health Research Center
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The Docs, A Graphic Novel by The Naval Health Research Center
The novel tells the stories of four corpsmen on a deployment to Iraq at the height of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It's intended to both psychologically prepare HMs by realistically portraying common concerns faced in war zones, and to serve as a discussion tool for lessening the stigma associated with combat stress.
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COSC wallet cards
The stress continuum and Combat and Operational Stress First Aid (COSFA) in a handy business card size; recently updated. Part of the OSCAR Team Training kit.
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PTSD Treatment information
National Center for PTSD information regarding strategies and succesful treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and stress injuries.
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Military Acute Concussion Evaluation (MACE)
The checklist used by Naval medical personnel to evaluate Marines and service members who are possibly suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is provided for corpsman and medical personnel who may not currently possess it and as information for Marine leaders. Only medical personnel can make such medical assessments.
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Spiritual Fitness Guide and Chaplain Referral Tool for Mental Health Professoinals
The Spiritual Fitness Guide is designed to assist service members in considering their Fitness of Spirit. The Chaplain Referral Tool is designed to help mental health professionals understand when it's appropriate to refer to a chaplain. For additional information regarding Fitness of Spirit resources, please contact the Chaplain for Marine and Family Programs Division.
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DSTRESS Line Magnets
DSTRESS Line promotional materials.
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DSTRESS Line Wallet Cards
DSTRESS Line promotional materials.
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DSTRESS Line Table Tent
DSTRESS Line promotional materials.
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DSTRESS Line Banner (6'x3')
DSTRESS Line promotional materials.
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Coping After a Suicide (A DCoE publication)
While no one can tell you how to feel, the loss of a loved one by suicide is often shocking, painful and unexpected. This information is designed to help you understand both the grieving process as well as some of the emotions that you may be experiencing.
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Dispelling the Myths About Substance Use Disorders (A DCoE publication)
Substance use disorders (SUDs) are one of the leading health problems in the United States and are also common in the military. This information is designed to help you understand the myths, and facts, about Substance Use Disorders.
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Tips for Teens - Tobacco (A SAMHSA publication)
Provides facts and dispels myths about tobacco use. Discusses long- and short-term effects, physical and legal implications, and warning signs of tobacco use. Provides information for finding treatment.
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Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event (SAMHSA)
Helps parents and teachers recognize common reactions children of different age groups (preschool and early childhood to adolescence) experience after a disaster or traumatic event. Offers tips for how to respond in a helpful way and when to seek support.
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Managing Combat & Operational Stress A Handbook for Marines & Families
Information, strategies, and opportunities for Combat & Operational Stress using the stress continuum. The handbook explains the stress zones and gives strategies appropriate for each. READY - how to better enjoy life, personal growth from stress or deployment, and take care of your body. REACTING - Making safe choices, reconnecting with others, relaxation techniques decrease stress on your mind and body, and improve physical performance, and spirituality and building resilience. INJURED - Letting go of anger, someone coping with severe stress may experience behavior or personality change, using alcohol and drugs can make any combat or operational stress issue worse, and your health care provider may recommend various treatments. ILL - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Posttraumatic Stress (PTS), and coping with stress issues. 32 pages, 8 1/2" x 11" Sources used to create the handbook: Stander, V., Kraft, H., Xiong, L., & Larson, G. (2009). Postdeployment User Guide: Transition Workbook for Combat Veterans (NHRC Tech. Doc. No. 09-91). San Diego: Naval Health Research Center. Available for order through the BHIN. VA's National Center for PTSD: www.ptsd.va.gov. Also used: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/ US Dept of Health and Human Services: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/ and http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/ Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain injury: http://www.dcoe.health.mil/ Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center: http://www.dvbic.org/
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Combat & Operational Stress Control
COSC for Marine Leaders is a flip-style, pocket-sized guide that provides Marine Leaders with information on combat and operational stress control. The original Flip-Guide was published in 2009 and has been used throughout the force. This publication is being updated with new content covering a range of topics including ways to manage stress, understanding stress issues and injuries, the stress continuum, resilience and resources for Marine Leaders. The new content contains the most recent scientific evidence on COSC and a greater operational focus on stressors in garrison. Part of the OSCAR Team Training kit.
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Community Counseling Flyer #1
Installations can put their individual contact number on the flyer and promote the new Community Counseling Program.
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Community Counseling Flyer #2
Installations can put their individual contact number on the flyer and promote the new Community Counseling Program.
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Cover Me video
This documentary was created to raise Marines' and leaders' awareness about combat and operational stress issues and that that Marines should seek medical help when they need it. As awareness increases, the stigma for seeking help is reduced. Run time 32 minutes. The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
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DSTRESS Line
Part of the Commanders Tool's series.
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OSCAR Resource Guide
This guide provides key resources for Marines experiencing the impacts of stress. To help you navigate the resources, they are listed alphabetically within all categories that fit: Command Resources, Policy and Procedures, Educational and Media Materials, Resources for Family and Children, Treatment, and Finance and Legal. Keep in mind that this guide is not all-inclusive; your local community may have additional resources.
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Substance Abuse Alcohol
Part of the Commanders Tool's series.
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Summer Suicide Prevention
Part of the Commanders Tool's series.
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Post-Traumatic Stress
Part of the Commanders Tool's series.
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DSTRESS Line Poster - Marine
DSTRESS Line promotional materials.
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DSTRESS Line Poster - Takes Responsibility
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DSTRESS Line Flyer
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DSTRESS Line Poster - Family
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