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Governor's Commission on Suicide Prevention
On October 7, 2009, Governor Martin O’Malley issued Executive Order 01.01.2009.13, establishing the Governor’s Commission on Suicide Prevention (the Commission). Over the course of three years, 21 Commissioners brought their professional expertise and personal experiences with suicide and its consequences to bear in crafting their recommendations.
The work of the Commission is aligned with national suicide prevention efforts, especially in the State’s historic and continuing emphasis on youth suicide prevention. The Commissioner’s Plan (the Plan) also puts forth a strengthened focus on preventing suicide not only with high risk groups like veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals, and persons who are unemployed but also at critical high-risk periods, such as following an unsuccessful suicide attempt.
The Plan’s three Goals are:
1. Increase and broaden the public’s awareness of suicide, its risk factors, and its place as a serious and preventable public health concern.
Increase evidence-based or best practice training opportunities for professionals;
Increase awareness through community education; and
Increase State policy and leadership efforts.
2. Enhance culturally competent, effective, and accessible community-based services and programs;
3. Assure effective services to those who have attempted suicide or others affected by suicide attempt or completion.
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For additional Information or questions:
Brandon J. Johnson, M.H.S.
State Coordinator, Suicide and Violence Prevention
Behavioral Health Administration
Phone: (410) 402-8313
Kognito Gatekeeper Training
Post-vention Services and Resource Chart
Executive Order for the Commission on Suicide Prevention
Recommendations for reporting suicide
Suicide Prevention Educational Awareness for Kids (SPEAK)
National Organization for the People of Color Against Suicide (NOPCAS)
American Association of Suicidology
Question Persuasion Refer (QPR)
Yellow Ribbon Program
GLBT Community Center of Baltimore & Central Maryland
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464
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