Integrating Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention in West Virginia

May 09, 2019
News Type:  From the Field, Prevention in Practice
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Publisher:  Education Development Center, Inc.
Speaker:  Barri Faucett, director, Prevent Suicide WV, West Virginia Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention grant
State:  West Virginia

In this four-minute story, Barri Faucett of Prevent Suicide WV describes a statewide initiative to integrate West Virginia’s substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts. In partnership with the state bureau for behavioral health, Faucett and her team are dually addressing these issues by training intervention specialists to assess and ensure rapid follow-up for people who survive an overdose or suicide attempt.

 

 

Additional Resources

Settings:  Emergency Departments, Behavioral Health Care, Substance Abuse Treatment
About Suicide:  Behavioral Health Disorders, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior
Planning and Implementing:  Partnerships and Coalitions
Strategies:  Identify and Assist, Screening and Assessment, Care Transitions/Linkages