State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure

Date: 2019
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Guidelines/Recommendations
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher:  Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

This resource provides the first-ever recommendations for a strong state infrastructure to support effective, comprehensive, and sustained suicide prevention. Developed with an advisory panel of experts and stakeholders, it is designed to help state policy leaders assess the status of their current infrastructure and guide policymaking, funding, and administrative decisions accordingly. These guidelines may also be useful to others who support suicide prevention at the federal, state, and local level, including funders, suicide prevention coordinators, coalitions, community organizations, advocates, and researchers.

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Populations:  Racial and Ethnic Groups, American Indians and Alaska Natives
Settings:  Crisis Centers/Services, Communities
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Behavioral Health Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Risk and Protective Factors
Planning and Implementing:  Overview of Suicide Prevention, Finding and Using Data, Program Evaluation, Evidence-Based Prevention, Funding, Sustainability, Cultural Competence, Partnerships and Coalitions, Policy and Legislation, Education and Training, News and Entertainment Media, Communications and Outreach
Strategies:  Overview of Strategies, Effective Care/Treatment