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Youth Suicide Prevention Plan
A Call to Action

Download the entire plan here: A Call to Action (pdf)


TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

The Need for a Call to Action
Community Assessment, Planning, and Mobilization
Building State and Local Capacity through a Multi-Agency Team

SECTION 2: YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION STRATEGIES (pdf) (244K)

About the 15 Strategies:
The prevention strategies presented below are derived from evidence-based research, public input on draft strategies, and recommendations from the Governor's Task Force on Youth Suicide Prevention. 7

Strategy 1: Develop and Implement Public Education Campaigns

Strategy 2: Promote Efforts to Reduce Access to Lethal Means of Self-Harm

Strategy 3: Educate Youth and Young Adults about Suicide Prevention

Strategy 4: Reduce Harassment in Schools and Communities

Strategy 5: Provide Media Education and Guidelines

Strategy 6: Provide Education for Professionals

Strategy 7: Provide Gatekeeper Training (Suicide Intervention Training)

Strategy 8: Implement Screening and Referral Services

Strategy 9: Increase Effectiveness of Crisis Hotlines

Strategy 10: Enhance Crisis Services

Strategy 11: Establish and Maintain Crisis Response Teams

Strategy 12: Improve Access to Affordable Behavioral Health Care

Strategy 13: Provide Skill-Building Support Groups for Youth

Strategy 14: Support Suicide Survivors

Strategy 15: Improve Follow-up Services for Suicide Attempters

SECTION 3: MEASURING PROGRESS

SECTION 4: APPENDICES

Appendix A: The Epidemiology of Youth Suicide in Oregon (pdf) (56K)

Appendix B: State and Local Community Data on Risk/Protective Factors (pdf) (26K)

Appendix C: Community Assessment (pdf) (21K)

Appendix D: Project Management Tool (pdf) (19K)

Appendix E: The Intervention Decision Matrix (pdf) (23K)


7 Governor's Task Force on Youth Suicide Prevention. Recommendations and Narrative Report. 1997. Salem, Oregon.