The first-ever official recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure have been released! Developed with an advisory panel of experts and stakeholders, the guidelines lay out essential infrastructure elements for advancing state suicide prevention efforts. They are designed to help state policy leaders assess the status of their current infrastructure and guide policy making, funding, and administrative decisions accordingly. These guidelines may also be useful to others who support suicide prevention at the federal, state, and local level, including funders, suicide prevention coordinators, prevention coalitions, community organizations, advocates, and researchers.
Also note a couple of examples from NV (in the Lead and Examine sections). To see the examples, click on individual elements (e.g. Lead) and go into the individual recommendations themselves, where you’ll see a “Sway” (like a powerpoint) that lists examples as you click through the arrows.
LEARN MORE: View the recommendations online or visit the tools section to download a PDF version, as well as a two-page summary and an interactive checklist. To stay updated on new tools and content that will be added in the coming months, sign up for SPRC’s new State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure mailing list.
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