The Connecticut State Plan for Youth Suicide Prevention
Patrick S K
The activities of a Connecticut Task Force for youth suicide prevention are described. Data on suicide attempts/completions was studied. 5 areas of emphasis are given: awareness, primary prevention, services for at-risk youth & high risk youth, and postvention. Schools were surveyed, in which few had formal suicide programs. Recommendations for Connecticut (e.g. increase public awareness) & principles for other states to consider when developing suicide prevention programs are listed.