Jackson County Suicide Prevention Coalition
As a coalition representing many of the stakeholders in suicide prevention, we are initiating a project to actively seek out data on barriers to successful suicide prevention care.
This report was completed on June 11, 2013 and is being circulated to stakeholders in Jackson County.
The object of the project is to produce a brief document that is data driven, resulting in specific, actionable recommendations to reduce suicidal behaviours.
Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition
Investigating Barriers to Effective Care
Jackson County, Oregon
The “Gap” Program
It is proposed that the Jackson County Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition (JCYSPC) investigate, identify, and publicize barriers (“Service Gaps”) to effective suicide prevention care in Jackson County, Oregon.
It is proposed that the JCYSP develop a series of investigations designed to identify barriers to effective care that would reduce suicidal behaviours in our county. It is proposed that the JCYSP then review and summarize the information in a meaningful manner for public consumption. It is hoped that an intelligent and systematic investigation will result in a “white paper” that can be used to inform, motivate and improve public access to suicide prevention care and thereby reduce the incidence of suicide in Jackson County, Oregon.
Not Just Access
We realize that just providing access to mental health care is not enough. Identification and referral of high-risk individuals and subsequent caring follow up and monitoring to insure participation play important roles in helping the citizens of Jackson County obtain effective mental health care.