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First Responders Suicide Deterrence Task Force finalizes recommendations and annual report

| Jul 7, 2021 | Florida

The Florida First Responders Suicide Deterrence Task Force -- with representatives from five first responder organizations, behavioral health professionals and representatives from the Statewide Office for Suicide Prevention (SOSP) and Florida Division of Emergency Management -- discussed action items and recommendations for stakeholders at its June meeting. The task force...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Q&A w/Jeremy Vandehey, Suicide prevention bills, ACA subsidy expansion

| Mar 9, 2021 | Oregon

This autumn, we mark our 10th anniversary of hosting our Oregon State of Reform conference and covering health policy in the state. It's been because of the support from some diverse and unique organizations over the years, like FamilyCare and CareOregon, Regence and PacificSource, PH Tech and Kaiser, HMA and...[ Read More ]

Texas workgroup lays out recommendations for improving suicide prevention measures

| Dec 29, 2020 | Texas

The Texas Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (SBHCC) released its legislative report in November, which presents three broad categories of recommendations for improving the state’s suicide prevention efforts: improving suicide data collection, encouraging informed decision-making and policy development, and decreasing suicide deaths. With the legislative session starting in less than...[ Read More ]

Suicide 8th leading cause of death in AZ

Shawna De La Rosa | Oct 28, 2020 | Arizona

Suicide was the 8th leading cause of death in Arizona in 2018, representing 2.4% of all deaths in the state. Mental health experts warn the coronavirus pandemic will only exacerbate the problem.   Earlier this year, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Suicide Prevention Team was awarded $800,000 through...[ Read More ]

Legislature votes to fund suicide prevention, promote awareness

| Apr 23, 2019 | Hawaii

The Legislature has passed two important measures to help prevent suicide and to bring awareness to a disturbing increase in youth suicides in Hawaiʻi, especially on the neighbor islands. HB655 HD1 SD1 designates September as "Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month" to promote public awareness regarding suicide prevention and education, resources,...[ Read More ]