Martin O’Malley, Governor Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor



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OBJECTIVES/STRATEGIES



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1.4 By FY 2012, secure funding to support the Maryland Crisis Hotline programs, public awareness, and capacity building.

-Maryland Office of Suicide Prevention

FY 2008 –

FY 2012


Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline is well known and utilized throughout the State and has the capacity to comprehensively respond to community and individual needs.

-Strategic plan to generate funding for capacity building and marketing of hotline.

-Attainment of grant funding.

-Increased Hotline awareness reported by targeted samples of MD citizens.

-Hotline reports increase in number of calls by youth and individuals seeking services for youth. Record number of calls from veterans.



1.5 By FY 2008, develop a website that will serve as a statewide clearinghouse for information, research, and resources and as an access point and outreach tool for youth and the public about positive mental health and suicide prevention. (www.networkofcare.org)

-Maryland Office of Suicide Prevention

-Mental Hygiene Administration

-Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

-MD Youth Hotline Network



FY 2008 –

FY 2010


Maryland youth access information regarding positive mental health and interact with peers and professionals for support through the website.
Professionals and the public access resources and information about positive mental health accessible from one central location.

Frequency of ‘hits’ and searches conducted on the website.
Include resources for veterans in Maryland seeking mental health services.

1.6 Annually coordinate and host the suicide prevention conference and suicide prevention month activities that infuse cultural competence.

-Maryland Office of Suicide Prevention

FY 2008 and annually thereafter

The professional community and general public, including survivors, gain knowledge and skills and are committed to preventing youth suicide.

Conference attendance of 400 or more participants; annual forum and resource dissemination for survivors.

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1.7 By FY 2010, each child serving State agency, and its appropriate sub-administrations, in consultation with the Maryland Office of Suicide Prevention, will develop a culturally competent comprehensive suicide prevention plan, to include goals, objectives and strategies that are included in the overall State Suicide Prevention Plan.

-Department of Health and

-Department of Juvenile Services (DJS)

-Department of Human Resources


FY 2008 -

FY 2010


All child serving State agencies focus on suicide prevention and work collaboratively to address youth suicide in Maryland.



Maryland Office of Suicide Prevention collaborated with State agencies on the development of individual agency plans. Agency plans incorporated in State overall Plan.
The plans include training of staff and direct services personnel in the provision of accessible suicide prevention services.
A process for plan implementation and evaluation has been established.


1.8 By FY 2010, develop and offer an in-service training to local Department of Corrections focusing on culturally competent suicide prevention and intervention with youth detained in local jails.


-DHMH


-Maryland Office of Suicide Prevention

FY 2008 -

FY 2010

Staff training program developed and implemented in local jails.




Attendance tracking sheet.
Recipients report satisfaction with training and positive changes in knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to suicide prevention and intervention.

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1.9 By 2010, work collaboratively with local, national organizations and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center to educate the public about lethal means (including firearms, drugs, and poisons) in the home.

-DHMH


-Maryland

Office of Suicide Prevention


FY 2008 -

FY 2010

Community awareness increased and access to lethal means of suicide reduced.



Documentation of meetings with local and national organizations.
Educational campaign developed and implemented to reduce access to lethal means and methods.

1.10 By 2011, include a workshop or panel presentation on lethal means at Maryland’s Annual Suicide Prevention Conference.


-DHMH

-Maryland Office of Suicide Prevention



FY 2011

and annually thereafter



Mental health community educated on lethal means/methods of suicide and efforts by professionals to reduce access implemented.

Panel presentation at Annual Conference.

1.11 By 2009, increase the number of statewide faith based organizations to receive training pertaining to youth suicide prevention and the Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline.


-DHMH

-Maryland Office of Suicide Prevention



FY 2008 -

FY 2009


More faith based organizations are knowledgeable of resources and promote suicide prevention.

Curriculum developed and trainings provided to diverse faith based communities.
Review curriculum and list of trainings provided.

1.12 By 2008, include a panel presentation, comprised of diverse faith based organizations, at Maryland’s Annual Suicide Prevention Conference.

-DHMH

-Maryland Office of Suicide Prevention



FY 2008

and annually thereafter



Increase faith based organizations involvement with the mental health community; promotion of knowledge of resources and promotion of prevention of suicide.

Panel presentation at Annual Conference.
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