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Northern Kentucky Suicide Prevention Coalition

A coalition of organizations and concerned citizens formed to reduce suicide deaths and attempts in Northern Kentucky.

Current plans/ recent developments/important updates

The Northern Kentucky Suicide Prevention Coalition offers QPR to community groups, social service organizations and interested others at low or no cost.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour . Please call 859.491.0089 to arrange QPR training for your group.

Started:

2005 as part of statewide suicide prevention plan.

Mission, goals and objectives:

The vision of the Northern Kentucky Suicide Prevention Coalition is to lead efforts in the Northern Kentucky area to provide and promote opportunities for all Northern Kentuckians to be active in reducing suicide deaths and attempts.
The mission of the Northern Kentucky Suicide Prevention Coalition is to decrease suicide deaths and attempts in the Northern Kentucky area through advocacy, training and evaluation.

Goals:
Advocate: for suicide prevention efforts.

Objectives:
Promote awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable.
Develop broad-based support in the Northern Kentucky community for suicide prevention.
Prepare informational materials to distribute throughout Northern Kentucky community.
Utilize survivors to tell their stories to legislators, administrators, media representatives, community leaders and community citizens.
Hold annual suicide prevention awareness event.

Educate:To develop and implement educational strategies.

Objectives:
Communicate the availability of QPR Gatekeeper training.
Provide QPR training to teachers and other community leaders.
Develop and implement strategies to reduce stigma associated with seeking/receiving mental health, substance abuse and/or suicide prevention services.
Promote and participate in existing community anti-stigma events (walks, conferences, memorials, etc.).
Marketing and Public Relations:To develop and implement marketing and public relations strategies.

Objectives:
Support statewide PR/marketing efforts by promoting the campaign locally.
Enlist media coverage of suicide prevention activities and related stories.
Develop informational materials for media to improve reporting and portrayals of suicidal behavior, mental illness and substance abuse.

Secure Funding: To secure funding for Northern Kentucky suicide prevention efforts.

Objectives:
Identify grant opportunities and grant preparation resources.
Identify foundations, organizations and other community partners to support the efforts of the Northern Kentucky Suicide prevention Coalition.

Population served:

All Northern Kentucky residents.

Recruiting new members?

The coalition is recruiting new members.

Contact

Andrea Becker
513 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY 41011