special psychiatric rapid intervention team (sprint)

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Mission Statement

SPRINT provides short-term mental health support to a command immediately after a disaster. The goal is to prevent long-term unit and individual psychiatric dysfunction or disability.

Composition

SPRINT provides both educational and consultative services to supporting agencies for long term problem resolution by engaging in direct consultation with the requesting chain of command, assisting local medical, mental health and chaplain personnel with guidance to leadership on anticipated challenges stemming from the event, command debriefing, assisting in identifying at-risk personnel and facilitating timely mental health follow-up if necessary.

Services Provided

SPRINT provides both educational and consultative services to local supporting agencies for long term problem resolution by engaging in direct consultation with the requesting chain of command, assisting local medical, mental health and Chaplain personnel with guidance to leadership on anticipated challenges stemming from the event, command debriefing, assisting in identifying at-risk personnel and facilitate timely follow-up, and provide command and members with resources for mental health follow-up if necessary.

 

References

OPNAVINST 6440.1B

BUMEDINST 6440.6