Suicide Prevention Coalition

Wayne County Suicide Prevention Coalition 
The Wayne County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a community partnership led by Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network with a mission to reduce the number of suicide deaths. The Coalition has aligned its goals with the State of Michigan and Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention.

The purpose of the suicide awareness & prevention coalition in Wayne County is to bring collective efforts of local citizen organizations, mental health practitioners and related professionals to reduce the incidence of suicide and educate the public on mental illnesses that can sometimes lead to suicide ideation or suicide.
  1. Promote awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable
  2. Develop broad-based support for suicide prevention
  3. Develop and implement strategies to reduce the stigma associated with being a consumer of mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention services
  4. Develop and implement community-based suicide prevention programs
  5. Implement training for recognition of at-risk behavior and delivery of effective treatment
  6. Develop and promote effective clinical and professional practices
  7. Increase access to and community linkages with mental health and substance abuse services
  8. Improve reporting and portrayals of suicidal behavior, mental illness and substance abuse in the entertainment and news media
  9. Promote, support, and enhance research on suicide and suicide prevention

We promote…


People in our community will be aware that suicide is a relevant problem and that it is possible to reduce the rate of suicide.

People in our community will be supported when seeking help for suicidal thoughts and feelings. They will also know that there are local resources available.
People in our community will gain hope that life can get better, that we can work through obstacles, and that we can drastically reduce the rate of deaths by suicide.
How You Can Get Involved
The Coalition can provide suicide prevention training, resources, and consultation throughout Wayne County.
MDHHS Suicide Prevention website: hosts fact sheets, resources, trainings, events, coalitions, and communication tools:
Information on the Michigan Suicide Prevention Commission: including meeting details and minutes, can be found at 
Additional Suicide prevention resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988, 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) for 24/7 confidential support. This national helpline can connect you to local resources.
Crisis Text Line:  Text "HELLO" to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor via text message. This service is available 24/7.
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