MAPIT stands for Marine Awareness and Prevention Integrated Training. But what is it? MAPIT is a tiered initiative that aims to improve the total fitness of all Marines, thereby improving mission readiness. MAPIT consists of curricula designed to proactively manage challenging situations and improve your ability to address behavioral health risk factors and issues before they become unmanageable. 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. The posted discussion-based 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.
One of the MAPIT focus areas is alcohol use awareness/education. The dashboard’s guided discussions on alcohol, which include myths vs. facts, cost of drinking, and identifying a standard drink—are great resources to help Marines recognize the benefits of making low-risk choices about alcohol use. Guided discussions and scenarios on the dashboard help Marines make healthier decisions and support the “Protect What You’ve Earned” initiative as well.
UMAPIT 3.0 informs, challenges stigma, encourages Marines in their responsibility to intervene, and inspires early help-seeking behaviors, and it’s located on the MAPIT Dashboard too. UMAPIT is a total force required annual training for all Marines and attached personnel. For a variety of challenging situations, this training includes self and peer support, decision-making skills and tools, such as the Stress Continuum and suicide prevention methods. The course is implemented at the unit, with a standardized facilitator guide and slides. Interactive UMAPIT training should be no less than 90 minutes per MARADMIN 044/20. Quality facilitation and discussion will increase interaction and learning and may increase training time. Non-standardized BITS (Back in the Saddle) training does NOT meet the UMAPIT requirement. UMAPIT does NOT achieve MCO 5351.1 Combat and Operational Stress Control program requirements or the intent of Operational Stress Control and Readiness (OSCAR) team training.
Take a few minutes to “MAPIT” and check out the dashboard.
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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.