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DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with U.S. Navy Capt. Lori A. Laraway and Lt. Cmdr. Bonnie R. Chavez

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U.S. Navy Capt. Lori A. Laraway, coordinator, Navy’s Operational Stress Control (OSC) Program and U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bonnie R. Chavez, Navy's Behavioral Health Program Manager Navy Suicide Prevention and OSC policies.

Operational Stress Control seeks to create an environment where sailors, commands and families can thrive in the midst of stressful operations. Just like world-class athletes gain the winning edge by using every means at their disposal - coaches, trainers, even sports psychologists, our world-class sailors need to employ all means available to stay fit and ready as well as seek assistance for stress reactions early before they become stress problems. The Navy considers asking for assistance and guidance for stress issues is a sign of strength, not weakness. OSC is a line-owned program supported by, but not driven by, Navy Medicine. OSC is about navigating the stress that everyday living and everyday operations throw at us.

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