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Statewide Suicide Prevention Council

bb Goals and Responsibilities

Goals and responsibilities established by AS 44.29.350

The goals of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council were initially outlined in the enacting legislation, SB 198.

They are to:

  • Improve health and wellness throughout the state by reducing suicide and its effects on individuals, families and communities;

  • Broaden Alaskans’ awareness of suicide and the role of risk and protective factors in suicide;

  • Enhance Alaska’s suicide prevention services and programs;

  • Develop healthy communities through comprehensive, collaborative, community-based and faith-based approaches implemented at the community level and supported by regional, state, and federal resources;

  • Develop and implement a statewide suicide prevention plan; and

  • Strengthen existing and build new partnerships between public and private entities that will advance suicide prevention efforts in the state.