Governor's Commission on Suicide Prevention

​​Executive Order 01.01.2009.13 established the Governor’s Commission on Suicide Prevention (the Commission).

The work of the Commission is aligned with national suicide prevention efforts, especially in the State’s historic and continuing emphasis on youth suicide prevention.  The Commissioner’s initial plan was submitted to the Governor in 2012.  This updated plan will build upon the progress of the previous plan, as well as create new initiatives that fit the current needs of the State.  

The 2016 Plan’s four goals are:
1. Increase and broaden the public’s awareness of suicide, its risk factors, and its place as a serious and preventable public health concern. 
i. Increase evidence-based or best practice training opportunities for professionals; 
ii. Increase awareness through community education; and 
iii. Increase State policy and leadership efforts.
2. Enhance culturally competent, effective, and accessible community-based services and programs; 
3. Assure effective services to those who have attempted suicide or others affected by suicide attempt or completion.
4. Use existing suicide data sources to identify gaps in services and to guide on-going intervention efforts.

To read the 2016 report, click here​.