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.

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.
www.contactlifeline.org

DE Child Death, Near Death, Stillbirth Commission
http://courts.delaware.gov/childdeath/who.htm

DE Department of Corrections
http://www.doc.delaware.gov/

DE Department of Education
www.doe.k12.de.us

DE Department of Health and Social Services
http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/

  • 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

DE Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.veteransaffairs.delaware.gov/

DE National Guard
www.delawarenationalguard.com

DE River & Bay Authority
www.drba.net

Delaware State University
www.desu.edu

Delaware Technical Community College
https://www.dtcc.edu/

Foundation for a Better Tomorrow
www.ffabettertomorrow.org

MeadowWood Hospital
http://www.meadowwoodhospital.com/

Mental Health Association in DE
www.mhainde.org

NAMI – DE
www.namide.org

Rockford Center
www.rockfordcenter.com

Steps for Steph
www.stepsforsteph.com

St. Mark’s High School
http://www.stmarkshs.net/page 

University of Delaware

William Penn High School
http://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/schools/williampenn/

Wilmington University, Community Counseling
www.wilmu.edu/behavioralscience/mscc.aspx