Comprehensive Suicide Prevention: Program Profiles

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CDC’s Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Program (CSP) funds 15 states and 2 universities to implement and evaluate a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention, with attention to populations that have higher suicide rates compared to other populations in the jurisdiction. CSP’s goal is to reduce suicide and suicide attempts among these populations by 10% over five years. Funded recipients are using data-driven decision-making to implement and evaluate the best available evidence to meet this ambitious goal.

In 2022, CDC funded an additional 5 states and 1 university to build on and expand the current CSP program. CDC will report on the activities of these additional programs after they complete their first programmatic year.

The CSP Program Profiles show how funded programs are working to implement and evaluate a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention. A comprehensive approach uses suicide prevention strategies from CDC’s Suicide Prevention Resource for Action. The seven strategies in the Prevention Resource help communities and states focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent suicide, and they are implemented on three levels:

  • Community-based interventions
  • Healthcare-based interventions
  • Upstream interventions
Strategies to Prevent Suicide
7 Strategies to Prevent Suicide
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Strengthen economic supports

Delivery suicide care icon

Create protective environments

Delivery suicide care icon

Improve access and delivery of suicide care

Connectedness icon

Promote healthy connections

Coping skills icon

Teach coping and problem-solving skills

Support people icon

Identify and support people at risk

Prevent risk icon

Lessen harms and prevent future risk

Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Funded Programs
Map of Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Funded Programs

Below, click on the name of each state or university to read their success stories and learn about how each program is helping to reduce suicide by implementing comprehensive suicide prevention strategies.

Outline of California
Website:

CDPH Suicide Prevention Program

Funding Amount:
  • FY20: $900,000
  • FY21: $900,000
  • FY22: $1,033,000
Focus Populations:

13 counties in California with high rates of suicide and emergency department visits for self-harm

Outline of Colorado
Website:

Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention

Funding Amount:
  • FY20: $901,139
  • FY21: $901,139
  • FY22: $901,139
Focus Populations:

6 counties in Colorado with high counts and/or rates of suicide. Within these 6 counties, additional priority populations include:

Youth and young adults (0–24 years), middle-aged men (25–64 years), older adults (65+ years), veterans and military-involved families, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, people working in high-risk industries (construction, agriculture and ranching, oil and gas, and emergency responders), and faith communities

Outline of Connecticut
Website:

Connecticut Suicide and Self Inflicted Injury Prevention Program

Funding Amount:
  • FY20: $700,000
  • FY21: $700,000
  • FY22: $700,000
Focus Populations:

Youth and young adults (10–24 years), middle-aged adults (35–64 years), and older adults (65+ years)

Outline of Louisiana
Website:

Louisiana Injury & Violence Prevention Program

Funding Amount:
  • FY20: N/A
  • FY21: $651,000
  • FY22: $784,000
Focus Populations:

Youth (10–19 years), veterans, and service members

Outline of Maine
Website:

Maine Suicide Prevention Program

Funding Amount:
  • FY20: N/A
  • FY21: $849,000
  • FY22: $982,000
Focus Populations:

Rural residents, adults (45+ years) and LGBTQIA+ youth (11–24 years)

Outline of Massachusetts
Website:

Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Program

Funding Amount:
  • FY20: $650,000
  • FY21: $650,000
  • FY22: $650,000
Focus Populations:

Men of working age (25–64 years) and in certain occupations (construction and fishery), Hispanic/Latinx men, youth and young adults (11–24 years), and military/veterans

Outline of Michigan
Website:

Michigan Suicide Prevention

Funding Amount:
  • FY20: $870,000
  • FY21: $870,000
  • FY22: $1,003,000
Focus Populations:

Males 25+ years

Outline of North Carolina
Website:

NCDHHS Suicide Prevention

Funding Amount:
  • FY20: $870,000
  • FY21: $870,000
  • FY22: $1,003,000
Focus Populations:

Males, rural counties, veterans, and youth (10–18 years)

Outline of Tennessee
Website:

Tennessee Suicide Prevention

Funding Amount:
  • FY20: $750,000
  • FY21: $750,000
  • FY22: $883,000
Focus Populations:

All rural residents, males in rural areas, and rural residents ages 15–64 years

Outline of Pennsylvania with Pittsburgh highlighted
Website:

The Resilient Veteran

Funding Amount:
  • FY20: $598,861
  • FY21: $700,000
  • FY22: $833,000
Focus Populations:

Veterans in Northwest Pennsylvania (15 counties)

Outline of Vermont
Website:

FacingSuicideVT.com

Funding Amount:
  • FY20: $760,000
  • FY21: $760,000
  • FY22: $893,000
Focus Populations:

Vermont residents (15–64 years), Vermonters with a disability, LGBTQ, males, and rural residents

New 2022 Programs:
Outline of Florida

Florida Department of Health

Outline of Oregon

Oregon Health Authority/Public Health Division

Outline of Georgia

Georgia Department of Public Health

Outline of North Dakota

University of North Dakota

Outline of New York

New York State Office of Mental Health

Outline of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Health Services