“VO”: the US Navy released a manual on the mental health of sailors for naval officers

March 1 – BLiTZ. US Navy officers will work with their wards according to special manuals that will allow them to monitor the mental health of sailors, writes “Military Review”.

The manual should help officers find the right words when talking to personnel. This measure was taken in connection with the increasing incidence of incidents and conflicts on the ships of the Navy. It is assumed that ship commanders should create an atmosphere of trust on the ship, show empathy, and talk with sailors not only on official, but also personal topics.

The manual also teaches to recognize the symptoms of an incipient disorder and to contact a doctor or priest if they progress. The command of the Navy decided to put this responsibility on the officers, since it is too expensive to hire a full-time psychologist or psychiatrist.

Recall that in 2022, a series of suicides among crew members occurred on the USS George Washington. All circumstances have not yet been established.

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