Strategic Planning

Suicide Prevention requires intentional planning to reduce the risk for suicide and enhance the mental health of your entire campus community.

Do the following questions resonate with you?

  • As caring and committed professionals, what can we do to prevent suicide?
  • How do we use our resources most efficiently and effectively?
  • How can we promote mental health for all so that fewer people will be at risk?

Our free online course will help you develop a plan for your campus community.

A Public Health Approach

Suicide prevention is complex and must involve the entire campus community. As stated by our colleagues at SPRC, it requires a combination of efforts that work together to address different aspects of the problem.

Key Strategies:

Our course goes into depth about each strategy. Click below for additional resources.

Planning is Comprehensive.

Early identification and treatment options are incorporated with education and social marketing to promote protective factors and a willingness to seek help.

Planning is Data-Driven.

Surveys, focus groups, and interviews are used to identify needs, challenges, and strengths. This data informs and guides program planning.

Planning is Multidisciplinary.

Educators, counselors, and staff from multiple campus departments are all important. This is too big of a job for one office to manage effectively.