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Website: Illinois Department of Public Health

Website: It Only Takes One (public awareness campaign)

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2015

Webinar on the Catholic Charities LOSS Program (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide.) This webinar is part of our Highlighting State and Local Suicide Prevention Programs in Illinois Webinar Series. The goal of the series is to provide a platform to increase awareness of state and local suicide prevention resources in Illinois and increase opportunities for linkages.

2015

Presenter - Steve Moore - The purpose of the webinar is to provide an overview and demonstration of WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) which is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources hosted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The objectives include 1) Walk through the WISQARS™ data system and display the ability to search, sort and view suicide-related data and create reports, charts and maps and 2) Provide examples of how WISQARS™ data was utilized to inform policy and planning decisions.

2015

Issue paper entitled "Suicide and Older Adults" was updated and released.

2015

Issue paper entitled "Suicide and Access to Means" was released.

2015

Illinois Department of Public Health’s webinar series on Highlighting State and Local Suicide Prevention Programs in Illinois - This webinar series will serve as a platform to connect agencies to existing initiatives, develop a network so organizations can identify appropriate resources for referrals, increase agency's awareness of resources in their area and help them stay informed of suicide prevention activities so agencies can garner support from multiple settings.

2014

First installment of the Illinois Youth Suicide Prevention Project webinar series, “Using the Illinois Violent Death Reporting System data to understand the who, when, why and how behind suicide in Illinois.

2014

Re-launch of the newly-designed It Only Takes One public awareness campaign website.

2014

Release of the “Suicide and First Responders’ Role” issue paper