Key Findings: • Suicide rates in Pennsylvania increased substantially from 1999 to 2018. • In 2018, the suicide rate in rural counties was 25 percent higher than the rate in urban counties. • Among rural and urban counties, there is substantial variation in suicide rates. • Higher numbers of handgun sales per 1,000 residents, lower […]
The Committee worked to develop actions and activities within the three areas that research demonstrates have the potential to move the needle on suicide prevention: •• awareness and education •• accessibility to the full continuum of services •• addressing the needs of higher risk populations Responsibility for implementation will be divided among key stakeholders, each with a […]
The purpose of this document is provide recommendations or strategies aimed at the prevention of suicide in London-Middlesex. 5 key recommendations include: improve intervention & treatment for those at risk of suicide; improve interventions & support for those affected by suicide; increase efforts to reduce access to lethal means of suicide; increase research activities; & […]
This report outlines the strategic plan for the prevention of suicide in Santa Clara County, California. It opens with a review of the impact of suicide in Santa Clara County, what the Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee did, & what the Committee learned. The next part of the report summarizes local needs & is followed by […]
The purpose of this Suicide Prevention Action Plan is to address the goals & outcomes of the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy, through the development of community & organisational-level interventions. The Plan is based on the specific issues, needs, & capacity of the Otago community. The goals of the Action Plan are to: improve the […]
The goal of the Wiregrass Suicide Prevention Services Plan is to reduce the incidence of suicide & non-lethal suicidal behaviour in the Wiregrass, Alabama area. The goals & objectives associated with each of the 3 stated purposes – raise awareness, provide intervention, use research methodology – are outlined.
The purpose of this strategy is to guide the development of an integrated, coordinated, comprehensive suicide prevention approach in the Hamilton community. The objectives are: to increase community commitment to participate in the strategy; to increase awareness in every part of the community that suicide is a significant health problem & that it is preventable […]
This document outlines a 5-year strategy for the reduction & prevention of suicide within the North East region of England. Strategic priorities have been split into key processes & key priorities. Key processes include data collection, knowledge transfer, commissioning, governance arrangements, training needs for suicide prevention, managing of suicide clusters, & the the management of […]
This strategy aims: 1) to produce a comprehensive package of practical actions which are likely to have an impact on the number of suicides in Westminster; & 2) to provide a structure to co-ordinate activities resulting in improved suicide prevention, particularly, early intervention & treatment. 6 categories of action are detailed: general population interventions, mental […]
This strategy sets out the approach that will be taken to reduce deaths from suicide & undetermined injury in Devon. The range of targets, objectives, & actions that will contribute to a multi-agency response are identified. The objectives that are addressed are: reducing the risk in high-risk groups; promoting mental well-being in the wider population; […]
This report provides the results of a needs assessment conducted in the Taranaki region of New Zealand. 7 chapters discuss: data & methods; suicide in Taranaki; self-harm in Taranaki; suicide prevention in Taranaki; suicide prevention training & coordination; service mapping against the national suicide prevention action plan of 2008; & recommendations. Appendices provide the information […]
This paper explores suicide prevention strategies in the area of Knocknaheeny in Cork, Ireland. Data was collected from national & international policies & agency publications. Theories of prevention were explored & prevention strategies which exist in other countries studied. The findings suggested a major awareness of the need for targeted suicide prevention services. Participants all […]
The suicide prevention plan for Monroe County, Michigan has 3 main components: awareness, intervention, & follow-up. This document outlines the goals & objectives associated with each of these. Awareness goals include community development & community education, the reduction of stigma, the implementation of prevention programs, & reducing the number of suicides in Monroe County. The […]
Mind Matters: a Strategy for Suicide Prevention and the Promotion of Mental Well Being in Walsall 2007-2010
This report outlines the suicide prevention & mental health promotion strategy for Walsall. Elements of the strategy include suicide prevention programs, marketing mental health, supporting equality & inclusion, programs for the early years, children & schools, employment & the workplace, addressing violence & abuse, programs for the elderly, & partnerships & communities.
This document presents the suicide prevention strategy for the Plymouth Primary Care Trust. The goals & objectives for action include: reducing risk in key high risk groups, promoting the mental well-being of the wider population; reducing the availability & lethality of suicide methods; improving media coverage; promoting research on suicide & suicidal behaviours; & improving […]
This document presents an action plan for suicide prevention & postvention in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The plan will develop broad-based county-wide support for suicide prevention; promote awareness & education that suicide is a preventable community health problem; reduce stigma; develop & implement community programs; promote community efforts to reduce access to lethal means; & improve […]
This document presents the 3-year plan for suicide prevention in Bristol. The plan includes 9 action points: publishing an annual audit report; monitoring local media coverage & taking action to improve reporting; monitoring local hotspots, railways, & prescriptions for toxic medicines; reviewing & developing a complementary mental health promotion strategy; developing strategies for high-risk groups; […]
This document outlines the suicide prevention strategy for Kent County, Michigan. The goals & objectives of the plan include community development, community education, training for health care professionals & community workers, postvention services for any Kent County resident affected by an attempted suicide or death by suicide, developing broad-based community support for the plan, & […]
This pamphlet provides the suicide prevention strategy for Hull and East Riding in the United Kingdom. Goals & objectives relate to community education, evaluation, the promotion of positive media coverage, training for professionals, & postvention services for those bereaved by suicide & those who have attempted suicide.