Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)

Program Name:  Milwaukee Area Technical College
Grant Type:  Community College
Grant Status:  Active
Year Awarded:  2018
State:  Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Suicide Prevention Project strives to prevent suicide ideation, attempts,and deaths among students by promoting mental wellness and help-seeking behaviors, to support at-risk groups acrossthe College. To achieve this transformational change, the project design utilizes an integrated and coordinated approach.Efforts include: establishing documented evidence-based best practices and procedures; implementing nationallyrecognized prevention strategies; training staff; launching outreach and support to all students (while specificallytargeting those at high-risk) – who are experiencing substance abuse, mental health problems, and life stressors whichmake them vulnerable as well; and creating a strong and beneficial network of community partners and resources. This program will be culturally broad and informed by direct input from students, community partners, faculty, and staff.