Suicide Prevention Minnesota State Plan - Minnesota Department of Health

Suicide Prevention Minnesota State Plan

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The Minnesota Suicide Prevention Plan: Goals and Objectives for Action 2015-2023 (PDF) was released September 2015. It was prepared by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota State Suicide Prevention Task Force and based on the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action (PDF), released in 2012 by the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. The State Plan is a “blueprint” for Minnesotans that have a need and/or interest to provide suicide prevention in local communities.

The State Plan's goal is to reduce suicide in Minnesota by 10% in five years, 20% in ten years, ultimately working toward zero deaths.

The goals of the Minnesota Suicide Prevention Plan include:

  • Support healthy and empowered individuals, families and communities to increase protection from suicide risk.
  • Coordinate the implementation of effective programs by clinical and community preventive service providers to promote wellness, build resilience, and prevent suicidal behaviors.
  • Promote suicide prevention as a core component of health care services.
  • Increase the timeliness and usefulness of data systems relevant to suicide prevention and improve the ability to collect, analyze and use this information for action.
  • Sustain suicide prevention efforts.

2018 Legislative Report

The Suicide Prevention: Legislative Report 2018 provides an update on the implementation of the Minnesota State Suicide Prevention Plan and use of State dollars during the biennium of July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018.

2016 Legislative Report

The Legislative Report: Suicide-Related Data Plan: Improving the timeliness, usefulness and quality of data was released in May 2016 and offers a detailed plan regarding the following Minnesota State Suicide Prevention Plan's objectives 4.1-5.1. A State Suicide Epidemiological Work Group is advising and providing strategic direction on the suicide data plan.

Crisis Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(8255) – The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

State Mobile Crisis Services -- Every county in Minnesota provides Mobile Crisis Services for both children and adults that may be experiencing suicidal feelings or mental health crisis. Crisis services are available within each county 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. County crisis teams are available for phone support as well as face-to-face crisis help. 

Crisis Text Line  – Text MN to 741741 to receive help for any crisis. The Crisis Text Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


For more information, contact the Suicide Prevention Unit at

Updated Friday, 05-Aug-2022 15:46:55 CDT