Year: 2005 Source: Monroe County, MI: Monroe County Human Services Collaborative Network, (August 2005). 11p. SIEC No: 20090125

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 goals for intervention are to identify & promote best practices, to provide training to professionals, to increase community & professional knowledge of the relationships between mental illness, substance abuse, & suicide, & reducing the availability of means. Follow-up goals are providing improved postvention services & reviewing confirmed suicides to see if additional prevention measures are necessary.