Integrating Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention in West Virginia

June 03, 2019

News Type:  From the Field, Prevention in Practice
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Publisher:  Education Development Center, Inc.
Speaker:  Barri Faucett, Director, Prevent Suicide West Virginia
Speaker:  West Virginia

In this four-minute story, Barri Faucett of Prevent Suicide WV describes a statewide initiative to integrate West Virginia’s substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts. In partnership with the state bureau for behavioral health, Faucett and her team are dually addressing these issues by training intervention specialists to assess and ensure rapid follow-up for people who survive an overdose or suicide attempt.

This effort was funded by a State Opioid Response Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded to the West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health.

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