UMAPIT (pronounced YOU-MAP-IT) is a Total Force annual calendar-year training requirement for all Marines and attached personnel.
But what is it? MAPIT stands for Marine Awareness and Prevention Integrated Training.
UMAPIT is designed to coach Marines on how to proactively manage challenging situations and how they can improve their ability to address behavioral issues before they become unmanageable. It also challenges stigma, encourages Marines in their responsibility to intervene, and inspires early help-seeking behaviors.
UMAPIT is a tiered training initiative that aims to:
• Increase Marines’ awareness of behavioral health topics (suicide prevention, substance misuse, domestic abuse, and child abuse and neglect).
• Teach Marines that anyone can experience stress and they have a responsibility to help other Marines.
• Help Marines build skills to handle challenging situations and seek help for themselves and others when needed.
• Allow Marines to practice applying good decision making in a variety of situations.
The trainings are specifically designed for the Marine audience and may also be helpful to families. The dashboard is available to Marines with a common access card. Materials include a facilitator guide, slides, and guided discussions that cover stress management and awareness of suicide, substance misuse, domestic abuse, and child abuse and neglect.
Download and use these materials anywhere. They are located on the MAPIT Dashboard — a “one-stop shop” for training and education on behavioral health and total fitness-related topics.
Take a few minutes to “MAPIT” and check out the dashboard.
Research in a recent article by the National Institute on Drug Abuse revealed while substance use generally begins during the adolescent years, there are known biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors that contribute to the risk that begin accumulating as early as the (prenatal through age 8) period.
Two Marine Corps installations were recognized for the excellence of their drug awareness and educations programs this week at the Community Drug Awareness Awards ceremony.
Have you ever used any Marine Corps behavioral health services? Did you have a positive experience? Well, your next experience is sure to be even better.