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The Leaders Guide for Managing Marines in Distress is designed to provide guidance and tools to leaders on what to look for, what to do and specific resources for helping Marines who are in distress.

The Leaders Guide is a quick reference, designed to help leaders at all levels take care of Marines within the unit who are in distress because of their situation or behavior. It covers approximately 40 different problems Marines may face.

Problems that Marines face whether deployment related, financial or personal can all be detrimental not only to the readiness of the individual Marine, but to the entire unit as well. These issues can occupy a great amount of the leaders time and personnel, and can have significant consequences for the command and the Marine if the issue is not quickly addressed and handled effectively.

spacer Even the most motivated and well-trained Marines can find themselves in difficult situations. These situations, while infrequent, can weigh heavily on each Marines mind. Some Marines handle these problems well on their own, but others may not. These Marines will look to their leaders for guidance. The Leaders Guide provides the information and resources a leader needs to help their Marines overcome problems that have the potential to become severely debilitating.

spacer --> In order to find the guidance needed to help your Marine, click on an issue listed in the left hand column. There you can find general information about the problemincluding an overview, risk factors, why Marines may not seek help, and ways to prevent the problem from occurring in the future. Specific problems are also addressed and provide information on what to look for, what to do, what to avoid, what to expect after taking action and troubleshooting, for each specific problem. Suggested Resources and guidance are provided for each specific problem and are helpful for acquiring more specific information.

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