The power to save lives through state policy change is yours
Suicide is the most preventable cause of death. The steps we take to spread this message – and build it into systems and communities – can lessen its toll. Our approach to policy and systems change enlists lawmakers, state agencies, the private sector and community partners in developing and implementing sustainable solutions. Forefront has been instrumental in the passage of nine bills in Washington related to suicide prevention, including the first state law in the nation requiring suicide prevention training for all health and behavioral health providers.
Forefront Suicide Prevention’s greatest fortune is its partnership with Rep. Tina Orwall, District 33. Orwall and Forefront bring together and collaborate with diverse partners. This coalition building takes hard work and often brings success. Many meetings, conference calls, emails to legislators, and other examples of constituent advocacy go into each suicide prevention bill.
Policy change needs with people like you. If you are interested in supporting Forefront’s legislative work, please contact us.