Friday, November 15, 2013

Office of Suicide Prevention releases its annual Legislative Report


The state health department's Office of Suicide Prevention (OSP) has released its annual legislative report for 2013. The report details current suicide data and key activities from the OSP to address the prevention of suicide, including the following programs:
  • Man Therapy Website
  • Community grants for 11 local programs
  • House Bill 2012-1140 implementation to provide suicide prevention materials to hospitals
  • Training Emergency Department Staff in Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
  • Suicide Prevention in Colorado Schools
  • Public Awareness and the Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1.800.273.TALK)
  • Convening for Colorado
  • Bridging the Divide: Suicide Awareness and Prevention Summit
  • The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado
  • Colorado Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
In addition to current programs, the report outlines future actions and priorities should the OSP receive additional funding to implement prevention programs.

Check out the report to learn more of the work being done to reduce suicide in Colorado.

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