Suicide Prevention State Grantees - Minnesota Department of Health

Suicide Prevention State Grantees

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Minnesota currently funds 18 grantees across the state to implement prevention strategies at the local level.  Each grantee focused on one of four strategies: Capacity Building of American Indian Communities, Comprehensive Suicide Prevention, Community Readiness Assessments, or Suicide Prevention Training.

In addition to the 18 community prevention grants, the Suicide Prevention Unit also provides funding for four Minnesota-based National Suicide Prevention Lifeline centers. 

Capacity Building of American Indian Communities

Grantees awarded this grant are focused on building capacity in American Indian (Tribal or non-tribal) communities around suicide prevention as defined and identified by the community.

Grantees implementing capacity building of American Indian communities:

Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Grantees

Grantees awarded this grant are focused on coordinating and evaluating a comprehensive community approach to suicide prevention.

Grantees implementing comprehensive suicide prevention:

Community Readiness Assessment Grantees

Grantees awarded this grant are focused on conducting a community readiness assessment to address mental illness, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts or deaths by suicide.

Grantees implementing Community Readiness Assessment:

Suicide Prevention Training

Grantees awarded this grant are focused on providing gatekeeper trainings and community-based suicide prevention trainings for community members and professions.  Gatekeeper trainings offered by grantees may include: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), safeTALK, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM).

Grantees implementing Suicide Prevention Training:

Minnesota-Based National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Centers

Grantees awarded this grant are certified call centers that answers contacts from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, please dial 1-800-273-8255(TALK)


For more information, contact the Suicide Prevention Unit at
Updated Friday, 05-Aug-2022 15:46:27 CDT