Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition

Who is the Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition?

In Delaware, someone dies by suicide about every 3.5 days.  Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death nationally while homicide is ranked 16th. More than 2.5 times as many deaths are attributable to suicide each year as to homicide, and among those aged 15-24, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death, try.

The Suicide Prevention Coalition began efforts in 2004 and enlisted multiple state, private and nonprofit organizations to participate in the effort.

Our ultimate mission is to:

  • Raise awareness that suicide is a preventable public health problem
  • Enable the behavioral and social changes necessary to reduce suicidal ideation and attempts

DE Suicide Prevention Coalition Members:

ContactLifeline, Inc. /

DE Child Death, Near Death, Stillbirth Commission

DE Department of Corrections

DE Department of Education

DE Department of Health and Social Services

  • Delaware Crisis Intervention Services
  • Division of Public Health
  • Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

DE Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families

  • Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services

DE Department of Veterans Affairs

DE National Guard

DE River & Bay Authority

Delaware State University

Delaware Technical Community College

Foundation for a Better Tomorrow

MeadowWood Hospital

Mental Health Association in DE


Rockford Center

Steps for Steph

St. Mark’s High School 

University of Delaware

  • Center for Counseling and Student Development
  • Center for Drug and Health Studies

William Penn High School

Wilmington University, Community Counseling