The Marine Intercept Program (MIP) is an outreach program offering ongoing support to Marines and attached Sailors who have had suicide ideations or attempts. Licensed installation Community Counseling Program (CCP) counselors provide follow-up contact, care coordination, and suicide risk assessment to Marines and attached Sailors. The CCP MIP counselors will make a series of caring contacts for 90 days post ideation or attempt. Research indicates that the risk for a repeat suicide-related event or death by suicide is highest during the first 90 days after the ideation or attempt.

The Marine Intercept Program (MIP) is collaboration between a Marine, the Marine's Commander, the installation Community Counseling Program (CCP), and Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC). MIP services are provided by installation CCPs to Marines for whom HQMC receives a Serious Incident Report (SIR) or Personnel Casualty Report (PCR) for a suicide ideation {SI) or suicide attempt (SA). MIP services use evidence-informed practices to follow up with a Marine after a SI or SA. After contact with the Marine, the CCP MIP counselor will reach back out to the command and provide updates on the Marine's current status. The goal is to reach out with non-medical continued caring contacts along with risk assessment and safety planning.


The command contacts the installation CCP closest in proximity to where the Operations Event/Incident Report (OPREP-3), SIR, or PCR was submitted in response to an identified SI or SA. MIP does not duplicate, replace, or interfere with existing services. MIP is outreach NOT treatment.

Commands can provide support by:

  • Being the point of contact to assist in tracking the Marine's care and resources.
  • Providing contact information if the Marine is currently receiving inpatient care, and informing CCP immediately upon discharge-this is a time of increased risk
  • Influencing the Marine's engagement in services
  • Providing feedback and input regarding the Marine
  • Receiving status updates from the MIP counselor
  • Assisting with reintegration
  • Ensuring all units are familiar with MIP and the added layer of support it can provide

MIP is:

  • Voluntary
  • Caring contacts
  • Care coordination
  • System navigation assistance
  • Risk assessment and safety planning

Once a Marine is identified as having SI or SA, the Community Counseling Center assigns a counselor to provide caring contacts.

The MIP counselors will:

  • Focus on highest risk time period
  • Make contact with Marine at days 1, 3, 7, 14, 30, 60, and 90
  • Maintain a collaborative approach with command leadership and healthcare provlders
  • Use evidence-informed suicide risk assessment tools (Columbia Suicide Severity Risk Scale)
  • Create and update a Safety Plan, an evidence-informed tool

Community Counseling Program: 703-614-7204

Contact Information

Marine Intercept Program

1555 Southgate Road Bldg. 12
Arlington, VA 22214

Phone: 7036147204

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Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Thursday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Saturday Closed

Marine Intercept Program Brochure

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