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Website: Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition

Recent Developments and Legislation: 
* Building evidence-based training capacity across the state on suicide prevention, intervention, lethal means restriction, risk assessment, and postvention.

* Providing the above trainings to over 2,500 people via 133 trainings since the Indiana Cares project started in October 1, 2008.

* Developing and providing on-going support to a network of 11 regional/county-level suicide prevention councils across the State, including mini-grant awards.

* Distributing 54 mini-grants to organizations and communities totaling $129,500 to build their capacity to prevent youth suicide.

* Cultural competency: launched a Latino Suicide Prevention Initiative and an African American Suicide Prevention Initiative focused on awareness raising, training, faith-based partnerships, and culturally appropriate messages and materials.

* Building long term capacity in youth-serving systems to ensure those that work with youth have training in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention and have policies in place to respond to suicide.

This bill requires schools to offer paid time off to teachers for suicide prevention training. It also mandates that by June 30, 2013, teachers receiving their initial teaching license must have training in suicide prevention.
SB 102 This bill requires that mental health services must be covered under the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP).