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15 U.S. Marines and Sailors sit, breathing warm air into their face masks, socially distanced, eyes forward, looking at the man in front of them and absorbing his every word. These service members are eager to learn and eventually share their knowledge on preventing suicide. These U.S. Marines and Sailors from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit attend a two-day class to become Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training First-Aid caregivers. “ASIST is designed to equip Marines and Sailors to take care of each other peer to peer,” says Lt. Cmdr. Jeremy Blythe, the 31st MEU Command Element Chaplain…

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Author: Cpl. Alexandria Nowell

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