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Cpl. Anthony Gray practices yoga with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 1, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, April 13, 2018. Over 100 Marines and Sailors with MWHS-1 participated in this event in order to build camaraderie and unit cohesion. Gray, from Muscatine, Iowa, is an intelligence specialist with MWHS-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexia Lythos)
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Suicide Prevention - Connect to Protect

Members of the military community often face emotional or psychological concerns from the stress of military life. For some, these feelings can lead to thoughts of hurting oneself or a suicide attempt. This toolkit contains key messages for communicators along with social media graphics and messages.

 

Messages for Communicators

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Approved Graphics

Select from the graphics below to promote suicide prevention messaging on your social media platforms. Each graphic page has proposed social media copy you can use. Or, you can cake your own suicide prevention graphics using the graphic overlay. Simply resize your photo to 1080x1080 pixels, then import this transparent .png frame on top of your photo.

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Suicide Prevention Overlay

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Last Updated: September 27, 2023
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