STATEWIDE SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITION:
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Georgia (SPCGeorgia) - After the completion of the Georgia Suicide Prevention Plan, the Steering Committee that had been formed dissolved, and the members that had been involved founded the statewide Suicide Prevention Coalition of Georgia. This coalition has been working since 2002 to impact the crisis of suicide in Georgia. The SPCGeorgia is open to all who have an interest in the statewide suicide prevention efforts in Georgia.
As the need grew greater, it was clear that in order to coordinate efforts all over the state, it would be necessary to build Community Suicide Prevention Coalitions as well to create local awareness and education, and create a network of suicide prevention efforts around the state. That work was begun around the time that the Georgia's Suicide Prevention Program at the state in the Department of Human Resources, Public Health, Injury Prevention was established. Now this same work is being continued within the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Behavioral Health Prevention where the Suicide Prevention Program now resides. There are Suicide Prevention Coalitions that are continuing to be established around the state. Feel free to contact the coalitions in your area and become active in these efforts. If you do not see a coalition in your area, and would like to begin one, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you with these efforts.
Below is a list of the current statewide and community suicide prevention coalitions.
Georgia's statewide suicide prevention coalition, the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Georgia (SPCG), is a cooperative and representative group of nonprofit organizations, businesses, healthcare providers, state agency representatives, advocacy groups, survivors, interested individuals, and faith and community-based organizations committed to the issue of suicide prevention.
Information and meeting schedule of the SPCGeorgia can be found on the calendar of events.
COMMUNITY SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITIONS:
- Albany - Southwest Georgia Suicide Prevention Coalition
- Houston/Warner Robins - Suicide Prevention Coalition of Central Georgia
- Norcross - Gwinnett Suicide Prevention Coalition
- Rome - Healing Hands Floyd County Suicide Prevention Coalition
- Dublin - Suicide Prevention Coalition of Dublin-Laurens
- Conyers - Newton / Rockdale Suicide Prevention Coalition
Many more are in progress.