Coalition Task Force Members
A number of SD communities have a Suicide Prevention and/or Prevention Coalition that works to promote suicide awareness and prevention activities locally through various efforts.
Contact Information for Community Partnership Suicide Prevention (CPSP) grant communities
Aberdeen – Northern State University Erin Olson – Erin.Olson@northern.edu
Hot Springs – EMPOWER Coalition of the Southern Hills Valerie Henry – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitchell – Mitchell Area Suicide Prevention Task Force
Anne Kelly – email@example.com
Rapid City – Front Porch Coalition
Stephanie Schweitzer-Dixon –firstname.lastname@example.org
Sisseton – Aliive Roberts County
Sara McGregor-Okroi – email@example.com
Spearfish – Youthwise Dominique Charlson – DominiqueCharlson@gmail.com
Vermillion – University of South Dakota Michele Turner – Michele.Turner@usd.edu
Watertown – Glacial Lakes SAFE Stephanie Traversie – firstname.lastname@example.org
White River – Michael Glynn Memorial Coalition Joyce Glynn – email@example.com
Resources for Coalitions/Task Force Members
- The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), maintains the Best Practices Registry (BPR). This project, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), identifies, reviews, and disseminates information about best practices that address specific objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. The BPR has three sections. Section I: Evidence-Based Programs, includes both programs rigorously evaluated and reviewed by SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices and by SPRC and AFSP. Section II: Expert and Consensus Statements makes recommendations and provides guidance for best practices without the same level of evaluation as Section I; and Section III: Adherence to Standards, provides a variety of materials, protocols, and policies addressing specific objectives found in the NSSP.
- Read this advice on how to use the BPR
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has a guide to assist with the difficult task of finding the right treatment for those with mental health issues titled “Choosing the Right Treatment: What Families Need to Know About Evidence-Based Practices”.