Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention 101 Training

Webinars

Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition hosts quarterly free virtual webinars on suicide in Utah, and how the Utah Suicide Prevention State Plan for 2022–2026 opens in a new tab and data can be used in prevention efforts.

Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death in Utah and takes lives without regard to age, income, race, or gender. Established in 2012, the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition is a public-private partnership of community members, suicide survivors, service providers, state and local government officials, researchers, and others dedicated to saving lives and advancing suicide prevention efforts in Utah.

Read more and find resources at LiveOnUtah.org opens in a new tab.

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State Suicide Prevention Plan Overview

Presenter:

State Suicide Prevention Program Administrator Allison Foust

This webinar reviews the 2022-2026 state plan, including:

  • An outline of state level structure to support suicide prevention
  • How to address factors that impact suicide, substance use, violence, and other outcomes
  • How to work toward health equity and inclusion in suicide prevention
  • Specific strategies that the state and local communities and organizations can adopt in order to address these issues in their areas

Understanding Suicide Data in Utah: Information You Need to Save Lives

Presenters:

Dr. Michael Staley, Suicide Prevention Research Coordinator at the Office of the Medical Examiner, and State Suicide Prevention Program Administrator Allison Foust

  • This webinar covers:
  • Suicide trends in Utah
  • How to obtain suicide data and other public wellness measures through behavioral health indicator systems
  • Prevention planning: using data to inform community efforts
  • Suicide surveillance in Utah: What information and resources exist?

State Suicide Prevention Plan Overview

Presenters:

Allison Foust, suicide prevention administrator at the Department of Health and Human Services, and Andrea Hood, Project AWARE program manager for Utah Department of Health and Human Services

This webinar covers:

  • Why safe messaging is crucial in suicide prevention
  • Best practices for images and language to reduce stigma, inspire positive action, and increase hope in your audience
  • Resources available to support safe messaging for: social media, news reporting, stories of recovery, data communications, public health messaging, and communications after a death by suicide

Good Postvention is Prevention

Presenter:

Allison Foust, suicide prevention administrator at the Department of Health and Human Services

As a follow up to the release of the Utah Suicide Prevention State Plan for 2022–2026, the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition is hosting quarterly free virtual webinars and live Q&A on suicide in Utah, and how the plan and data are used in prevention efforts.

The Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition released a Community Postvention Toolkit to help communities respond after a suicide death in a way that promotes hope and healing.

This webinar covers:

  • What is postvention?
  • What role does it have in larger suicide prevention efforts?
  • Guiding principles of a postvention response
  • Resources to support community postvention
  • Upcoming postvention initiatives in Utah