Suicide Prevention Grant Action Plan
GOAL #1: PROMOTE AWARENESS THAT SUICIDE IS A PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM THAT IS PREVENTABLE
OBJECTIVE: Develop and implement a social marketing campaign to change societal behaviors in our region
Action Step: Billboard campaign using the Minnesota’s proven materials as a model (10/15/06)
Action Step: Sponsor the Parents of College Students brochure and disseminate unilaterally through the BMCC system (8/8/06)
Action Step: Stickers (Spanish/English versions) placed in every public restroom stall promoting the national Lifeline toll free number and the message that Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business (09/25/06)
Action Step: Mayoral Proclamations request (first week in August) from President in recognition of the National Suicide Prevention Week, every year in September.
GOAL # 2: DEVELOP BROAD-BASED SUPPORT FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
OBJECTIVE: Develop a Speaker’s Bureau for community outreach on the public health problem of suicide and its prevention.
Action Step: Reach out to community organizations and clubs (Rotary, Altrusa, Lions, Elks, VFW, seniors, Head Start, Chamber of Commerce, (bathroom stall stickers distribution system) Salvation Army, Council of Churches, etc.) and offer to be a guest speaker and present the QPR and public health statistical information.
OBJECTIVE: Integrate suicide prevention norm into the campus culture
Action Step: Find faculty willing to include suicide prevention component within their course curriculum and provide them the AFSP videos, The Truth about Suicide: Real Stories of Depression in College with facilitator’s guide and Survivor Stories: Loss, Courage and Hope. Certified QPR trainers provide training to students as part of classroom curriculum.
Action Step: BMCC system-wide message monitors for suicide prevention service announcements interspersed with other campus information.
Action Step: Insert Suicide Prevention messages into campus publications, i.e. Career Focus magazine, course schedule, student handbooks, catalog, etc. (in-progress)
Action Step: Create for system-wide distribution local stigma reduction campaign.
Action Step: Work with Theater department in the development of suicide prevention PSA's.
Action Step: Provide online mental health screening tools for students on BMCC web site.
Action Step: Create a Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act presence on the BMCC web site.
Action Step: Explore opportunities to reach out to local K-12 campuses, e.g. suicide prevention messages in school newsletters, student handbooks, stickers, posters, PSA's, over a BMCC monitor on their campus.
Action Step: Offer QPR training to K-12 staff as a professional development opportunity for in-service.
OBJECTIVE: Develop an Advisory Board made up of individuals from community organizations and agencies linked to the high risk members of the communities.
Action Step: Provide AFSP training in Suicide Prevention Community Core Competencies to Advisory Board members.
Action Step: Provide quarterly updates to and seek advise from the Advisory Board during a luncheon to discuss what has been accomplished and what is planned for the upcoming quarter.
GOAL #3: DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT STRATEGIES TO REDUCE THE STIGMA ASSOCIATED WITH BEING A CONSUMER OF MENTAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, AND SUICIDE PREVENTION SERVICES
OBJECTIVE: Research strategies used to reduce stigma, develop a plan, implement and evaluate
Action Step: Implement national stigma reduction campaign locally.
GOAL #4: DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT COMMUNITY-BASED SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMS
OBJECTIVE: Maximize relevant training opportunities for BMCC communities.
Action Step: Volunteers constitute a Rapid Response Team (RRT) institutionalize the QPR trainings.
Action Step: Members of the RRT and Advisory Board attend the Working with Queer Youth workshop in Ashland, OR as part of the cultural competencies trailing requirement of the grant.
Action Step: Project Director trained in ASIST.
Action Step: EMS specialist will provide National Incident Management System (NIMS) training to all BMCC staff at in-service
Action Step: Native American Cultural Competency training provided to all BMCC staff in January 2007.
Action Step: Hispanic Cultural Competency training provided to all BMCC staff in January 2008.
Action Step: Members of the RRT will be trained and certified by the Crisis Management Institute for membership in the UMESD flight team.
Action Step: All BMCC cabinet members trained in their role as administrators for Flight Team involvement.
Action Step: Police Chief to conduct a site assessment for emergency response procedures.
GOAL #5: PROMOTE EFFORTS TO REDUCE ACCESS TO LETHAL MEANS AND METHODS OF SELF-HARM
OBJECTIVE: Investigate possibilities for approaching this topic while being culturally sensitive to aspects of the issue
Action Step: Produce a video with suicide survivors in western Oregon.
Action Step: Produce PSA's for YouTube in coordination with Theater department.
GOAL #6: IMPLEMENT TRAINING FOR RECOGNITION OF AT-RISK BEHAVIOR AND DELIVERY OF EFFECTIVE TREATMENT
OBJECTIVE: Community saturation in QPR training
Action Step: Offer QPR training by RRT to local community groups as part of BMCC community service commitment.
Action Step: RRT members will train all new BMCC staff and student leaders in QPR.
OBJECTIVE: Provide QPRT training for local public safety officers.
Action Step: Provide QPRT and QPR Risk Assessment and Management training to local mental health providers.
Action Step: Provide QPRT and QPR Risk Assessment and Management training to all state of ORegon correctional institutions.
Action Step: Train RRT as certified QPR trainers.
Action Step: Train PD as a Certified Instructor in QPR, QPR Triage, and QPR Assessment and Management training.
GOAL #7: DEVELOP AND PROMOTE EFFECTIVE CLINICAL AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
OBJECTIVE: Provide training opportunities to local healthcare providers via workshops and videos.
Action Steps: Provide QPR Risk Assessment and Management training to licensed therapists in partnership with local county mental health agencies and BMC sites.
GOAL #8: IMPROVE ACCESS TO AND COMMUNITY LINKAGES WITH MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
OBJECTIVE: Research, develop, implement and evaluate multiple levels of service provider options
Action Steps: Facilitate coalition building in eastern Oregon for the expansion of telecommunications in eastern Oregon by participating in the ORTEC process.
Action Step: Explore the possibilities of developing an Inter-Mountain Region Coalition for the delivery of mental health services to rural communities using Tele-Health/Tele-Medicine technologies.
GOAL #9: IMPROVE REPORTING AND PORTRAYALS OF SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR, MENTAL ILLNESS, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MEDIA
OBJECTIVE: Work with local news media to ensure the importance of this national goal
Action Step: Media guidelines given to BMCC’s Public Relations Director for further discussion about an action plan for the local news media (in progress)
Action Step: Provide local news media with national PSA's for suicide prevention
GOAL #10: PROMOTE AND SUPPORT RESEARCH ON SUICIDE AND SUICDE PREVENTION
OBJECTIVE: Seek out, promote and support local research opportunities
Action Step: Work with Morrow-Wheeler Mental Health provider to publish their suicide prevention model data using a Master’s student intern and then promote the model for replication for further study and data analysis.
Action Step: Request GLBTQ data be collected during cross-site evaluation.
GOAL #11: IMPROVE AND EXPAND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS
OBJECTIVE: Work with state and local resources, our assigned federal program officer and ORC Macro to ensure good data is collected using appropriate collection methods
Action Step: Work with County Medical Examiner to identify and develop local partnerships as data collection sites, i.e. hospitals, clinics, mental health agencies, law enforcement, county medical examiners, etc.
(Revision Date: 12/21/2006)
For additional information, please contact the BMCC Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Project Director at 541.278.5824 or email WCFaber@bluecc.edu