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Suicide Prevention News and Resources

Michigan Behavioral Health Crisis System - June Update

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), in partnership with stakeholders across the state, is in the process of developing a crisis services system for all Michiganders. The work includes projects like the 988 implementation, crisis stabilization units, adult mobile crisis intervention services and more. You can download their June update at the link below.

06.2023 MI BHCS Update
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Preventing Suicide in Michigan Men (PRiSMM) Community Scan Survey

In 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services was awarded a 5-year Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Program grant funded by the CDC titled Preventing Suicide in Michigan Men (PRiSMM). PRiSMM focuses on implementing and evaluating a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention among Michigan men ages 25 and older.


As part of PRiSMM’s grant evaluation requirements, they are interested in learning more about the suicide prevention activities occurring in local communities, particularly related to men in this age range. They would greatly appreciate your input through the survey link included below:


The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Those who complete the survey and choose to include their email will be entered into a drawing for one of several $50 gift cards.Your responses will remain anonymous even if you choose to enter the lottery drawing.


Please feel free to contact Cindy Ewell Foster, Ph.D., the lead evaluator for the grant, at cjfoster@med.umich.edu if you have any questions.


With One Voice Michigan

With One Voice is an non-profit organization seeking to build a statewide network of suicide prevention advocates to promote, with one voice, suicide awareness and to save lives. Their next virtual meeting is scheduled for July 27 at 1 pm. Visit there website at https://wovmichigan.org/ for more information as it is released.


Suicide Prevention Training Opportunities

Virtual Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR). Questions can be directed to the PRiSMM Program Coordinator, Dr. Kristen Smith, at SmithK134@michigan.gov

Wednesday, July 26 (registration closes 7/14)

Wednesday, August 2 (registration closes 7/21)

Wednesday, August 9 (registration closes 7/28)


988 Project - Help Still Needed

Visit https://www.berriencares.org/promote988 to see how you can help in this important project.

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