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Title: Rhode Island Suicide Prevention Task Force Meeting


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Rhode Island Suicide Prevention Task Force Meeting
December 9, 2004
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Agenda
  • Description of Process to Date
  • Overview of Data Risk Factors
  • Overview of RI plan Objectives Recommendations
  • Priority Setting
  • Goal is to create one plan across lifespan

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RI Injury Prevention PlanningProcess to Date
  • RI Suicide Prevention Planning Team 2000-Present
  • Injury Advisory Committee met October January.
  • Selected 3 Priority Areas.
  • Made recommendations for task forces to
    consider.
  • Asked for recommendations for incorporation into
    the state plan.

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Suicide and Suicide Attempts in the State of
Rhode Island
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Suicide Risk and Protective Factors
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Injury Advisory CommitteeGuidance
  • Key groups include
  • Males 2545
  • Youth 15-24
  • Older Adults 60
  • Key risk factors are
  • Mental and physical illness (bipolar and
    schizophrenia)
  • Being adult and male
  • Substance abuse/alcohol abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Employment status

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Suicide Risk Factors
  • Previous suicide attempt(s)
  • History of mental disorders, particularly
    depression
  • History of Alcohol and Substance abuse
  • Family history of child maltreatment
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Impulsive or aggressive tendencies
  • DHHS 1999 (www.CDC.gov/ncipc/factsheets/suifacts)

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Suicide Risk Factors Contd.
  • Barriers to accessing mental health treatment
  • Loss (relational, social,work, or financial)
  • Physical illness
  • Easy access to lethal methods
  • Unwillingness to seek help because of stigma
  • Cultural and religious beliefs that support
    suicide as a noble resolution
  • DHHS 1999 (www.CDC.gov/ncipc/factsheets/suifacts)

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Suicide Risk Factors Contd.
  • Local epidemics of suicide
  • Isolation, a feeling of being cut off from other
    people
  • DHHS 1999 (www.CDC.gov/ncipc/factsheets/suifacts)

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Suicide Protective Factors
  • Effective clinical care for mental, physical, and
    substance abuse disorders
  • Easy access to a variety of clinical
    interventions and support for help seeking
  • Family and community support
  • Support from ongoing medical and mental health
    care relationships
  • DHHS 1999 (www.CDC.gov/ncipc/factsheets/suifacts)

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Suicide Protective Factors Contd.
  • Skills in problem solving, conflict resolution,
    and nonviolent handling of disputes
  • Cultural and religious beliefs that discourage
    suicide and support self-preservation instincts
  • DHHS 1999 (www.CDC.gov/ncipc/factsheets/suifacts)

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Recommendations for Suicide Prevention
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Suicide Prevention Plans and Recommendations
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Healthy People 2010 Objectives
  • 18- Reduce suicide rate
  • 18-2 Reduce the rate of suicide attempts by
    adolescents
  • 18-6 Increase the number of persons seen in
    primary health care who receive mental health
    screening and assessment
  • 18-7 Increase the proportion of children with
    mental health problems who receive treatment

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Healthy People 2010 Objectives
  • 18-8 Increase the proportion of juvenile justice
    facilities that screen new admissions for mental
    health problems
  • 18-9 Increase the proportion of adults with
    mental disorders who receive treatment
  • 18-9a Adults aged 18-54 years with serious
    mental illness

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Healthy Rhode Island 2010 Objectives
  • 6-1 Increase the proportion of adults with
    recognized depression who receive treatment
    (National Objective 18-9b)
  • 6-2 Reduce the suicide rate (National Objective
    18-1)

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RI Suicide Prevention Framework Objectives 2002
  • Awareness
  • 1 To support and affirm people at risk for death
    by suicide.
  • 2 To reduce the stigma associated with seeking
    services for mental health, substance abuse, and
    suicide prevention.

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RI Suicide Prevention Framework Objectives 2002
  • Intervention
  • 3 To improve and expand mental health services
    delivery.
  • 4 To increase screening and identification.
  • 5 To promote efforts to reduce access to lethal
    means and methods of self-harm

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RI Suicide Prevention Framework Objectives 2002
  • Methodology Objectives
  • 6 To coordinate and expand public health
    surveillance of suicide and suicide attempts.
  • 7 To promote and support culturally relevant
    research on suicide and suicide prevention.

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Infrastructure Objective
  • 8 To improve the ability of Rhode Island to
    support suicide prevention interventions.
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