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:
- Ain Dah Yun Center
- Dakota Wicohan for Lower Sioux and Upper Sioux communities
- Northwest American Indian Community Development Center for Beltrami County and three Tribal Nations of Leech Lake, White Earth and Cass Lake
- White Earth Mental Health for White Earth Reservation
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:
- Clay County
- Polk County Public Health
- Saint Louis County Public Health and Human Services
- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
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:
- Aitkin County Public Health
- Itasca County Public Health
- Lao Assistance Center
- Somali Community Resettlement Center
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:
- Evergreen Youth and Families for Beltrami County
- Family and Children’s Center Network for Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties
- Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Services for Meeker, McLeod and Sibley counties
- National Alliance on Mental Illness – Minnesota (NAMI MN) for statewide
- Northern Pines Mental Health for Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena counties
- Productive Alternatives, Inc., for Otter Tail County
- Wright County Health and Human Services for Wright County
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)