Delaware Suicide Prevention Plan

July 2013 to July 2018 — A Five-Year Strategy
Approved by Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition on Monday, June 17, 2013
Download the Delaware Suicide Prevention Action Plan (pdf format)

Overview:
Goal 1 : Integrate and coordinate suicide prevention activities across multiple sectors and settings

Goal 2: Implement research-informed communication efforts designed to prevent suicide by changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors

Goal 3: Increase knowledge of the factors that offer protection from suicidal behaviors and that promote wellness and recovery

Goal 4: Promote responsible media reporting of suicide, accurate portrayals of suicide and mental illnesses in the entertainment industry, and the safety of online content related to suicide

Goal 5: Develop, implement, and monitor effective programs that promote wellness and prevent suicide and related behaviors

Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition

The Suicide Prevention Coalition began efforts in 2004 and enlisted multiple state, private and nonprofit organizations to participate in the effort.

Our ultimate mission is to:

  • Raise awareness that suicide is a preventable public health problem
  • Enable the behavioral and social changes necessary to reduce suicidal ideation and attempts
DE Suicide Prevention Coalition MEMBERS

ContactLifeline, Inc.
www.contactlifeline.org

DE Child Death, Near Death, Stillbirth Commission
http://courts.delaware.gov/childdeath/who.htm

DE Department of Corrections
http://www.doc.delaware.gov/

DE Department of Education
www.doe.k12.de.us

DE Department of Health and Social Services
http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/

  • Delaware Crisis Intervention Services
  • Division of Public Health
  • Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

DE Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families

DE Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.veteransaffairs.delaware.gov/

DE National Guard
www.delawarenationalguard.com

DE River & Bay Authority
www.drba.net

Delaware State University
www.desu.edu

Delaware Technical Community College
https://www.dtcc.edu/

Foundation for a Better Tomorrow
www.ffabettertomorrow.org

MeadowWood Hospital
http://www.meadowwoodhospital.com/

Mental Health Association in DE
www.mhainde.org

NAMI – DE
www.namide.org

Rockford Center
www.rockfordcenter.com

Steps for Steph
www.stepsforsteph.com

St. Mark’s High School
http://www.stmarkshs.net/page 

University of Delaware

William Penn High School
http://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/schools/williampenn/

Wilmington University, Community Counseling
www.wilmu.edu/behavioralscience/mscc.aspx

For more information, contact Jennifer Smolowitz at: (302) 654-6833 or jsmolowitz@mhainde.org