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Website: Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition

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2016

SB 884:  Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention; Requiring the Department of Education to incorporate training in youth suicide awareness and prevention into certain instructional personnel continuing education or inservice training requirements; requiring the department, in consultation with the Statewide Office for Suicide Prevention and suicide prevention experts, to develop a list of approved materials for the training, etc. was filed on 11/17/2015.

2015

Created the Task Force on Veterans' Suicide to investigate the causes to and prevention of suicides among returning Illinois veterans of the United States Military and further directed that the findings of the Task Force be reported to the General Assembly by December 31, 2016. 

2015

Ann Marie’s Law amends the School Code to require ISBE to develop a model suicide awareness and prevention policy, compile, develop and post recommended guidelines and educational materials for training and professional development and recommended resources with age-appropriate educational materials on youth suicide awareness and prevention. At the local level beginning with the 2015-16 school year, each school board must adopt a youth suicide awareness and prevention policy. This Act went into effect on August 21, 2015.

2015

The purpose of the webinar is to increase awareness of the rules and regulations surrounding mental health and the school-aged child.  The session objectives include 1) describe basic aspects of the Federal IDEA Regulations and state Mental Health Code and School Code, 2) list specific conditions under which students health information may be disclosed and 3) provide resources related to HIPPA and FERPA.  Presenters – Michele Carmichael and Jessica Gerdes, Principal Consultants with the Illinois State Board of Education. A copy of the power point can be downloaded from the handouts pod within the webinar.   A copy of the power point can be downloaded from the handouts pod within the webinar.   

2015

This report to the Montana legislature summarizes recent suicide prevention activities and progress in the state.

2015

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

2015

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

2015

The 2015 N.C. Suicide Prevention Plan is the result of a collaborative 16-month process among staff members from IVPB, the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior, and the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (DMH/DD/SAS).

The plan provides community-based strategies to prevent suicide and is a complement to the clinically focused 2012 Suicide Prevention and Intervention Plan: A Report of the NCIOM Task Force on Suicide Prevention and Intervention produced by the NC Institute of Medicine in collaboration with DMH/DD/SAS.

The development of a new plan provided an opportunity to bring together a diverse group of more than 180 suicide prevention stakeholders to contribute to its creation. Stakeholders representing the following groups offered invaluable input: governmental agencies (federal, state, local); tribal governments; health care systems, insurers, and clinicians; businesses, employers, and professional associations; primary and secondary schools; colleges and universities; nonprofit, community, and faith-based organizations; research organizations; individuals, families, and concerned citizens; and military entities.

The primary purpose of the 2015 N.C. Suicide Prevention Plan is to empower all North Carolinians with knowledge and to highlight specific actions that they can take to reduce suicide. To that end, the plan features more than 500 examples of what various groups, collectively and individually, can do to address suicide in their communities.

2015

House Bill 2535 requires suicide-prevention programming in middle schools, high schools and colleges.