Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention
After making inroads in areas with the state’s highest suicide rates, Forefront’s rural initiative has closed one chapter – while continuing another.
Coalitions have been forged and thousands have received suicide prevention training and resources since the 2015 launch of a rural initiative funded by a pooled grant with Washington Women’s Foundation and the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). In the first year, the grant focused on three counties with the state’s highest suicide rates: Island, Okanogan, and Stevens County.
The Washington Women Foundation (WWF) grant, which provided $50,000 in each of two consecutive years, ended June 31. But this month, a renewed grant from the OSPI begins its third fiscal year.Read more...