Strategic directions diagram adapted from the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
Direction 1: Individuals, families, and institutions understand they have a role in improving community behavioral health and preventing suicide with interventional programs.
Direction 2: High-quality recognition and referral training from MHFA@directionsforliving.org
Direction 3: Integrate peer support groups through connections with nonprofits to behavioral healthcare providers and community resources.
Direction 4: Improve state agencies to collect, analyze and publicize data on suicide and behavioral health. Evaluate interventional programs in the community to improve programming and advance the field
Facilitation and training with support groups by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with the education of warning signs and risk factors for suicide prevention using “Talk Saves Lives”.