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Module 3: Program Clearinghouse

Organizations around the country are working to raise awareness and prevent suicide in rural communities. This module provides examples of suicide prevention programs that organizations have tailored to the needs of their rural communities. These examples include several programs funded by the HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy as part of the 330A Outreach Authority program, as well as other organizations that have developed promising programs to prevent suicide. Evidence-based and promising service models for preventing suicide are available in Module 2.

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    Project Title: Out of the Darkness Community Walks
    Synopsis: Out of the Darkness Community Walks are held to raise public awareness and support for suicide prevention.
  • Clintonville High School
    Project Title: Sources of Strength
    Synopsis: This rural high school is implementing the evidence-based Sources of Strength program to empower students to recognize their own strengths.
  • Colorado Gun Shop Project
    Project Title: Colorado Gun Shop Project
    Synopsis: This project engages trusted messengers in rural communities including firearm retailers and range owners to promote firearm safety and prevent suicide in rural Colorado.
  • FirstLink Care and Support
    Project Title: FirstLink Suicide Support Services
    Synopsis: FirstLink offers several programs and services designed to prevent suicide, including a suicide hotline, community education and outreach, suicide prevention training for professionals and organizations, and a variety of evidence-based training programs.
  • Lewis County Public Health and Lewis County Community Services
    Project Title: Lewis County Suicide Prevention Coalition
    Synopsis: This rural coalition provides training and education about suicide prevention through strong community partnerships.
  • New Hampshire Firearm Safety Coalition
    Project Title: The Gun Shop Project
    Synopsis: This program works to engage with gun shop owners to recognize and respond to signs of suicide among their customers.
  • Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Mental Health Services
    Project Title: Suicide Prevention for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Community
    Synopsis: This program provides culturally-adapted suicide prevention training, education, and services to the Saint Regis Mohawk tribe through strong community partnerships.
  • Seneca County Mental Health Department and Racker Centers
    Project Title: Countywide Suicide Prevention in Seneca County
    Synopsis: This countywide approach focuses on transforming systems of care to support youth and adult suicide prevention in school, health care, and community settings.
  • Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
    Project Title: Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC)
    Synopsis: This program has taken a multifaceted approach to their suicide prevention programs, with an emphasis on Alaskan Native traditions as a tool to build resiliency in communities.
  • The Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Jesse Klump Memorial Fund
    Project Title: Save a Shore Farmer
    Synopsis: This project's goal is to increase awareness of the issue of suicide for farmers and their families, and to provide resources.
  • Tulare County
    Project Title: Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force
    Synopsis: This project's suicide prevention efforts include expanded screening efforts and supports for survivors of suicide (someone who has lost a loved one to suicide).