Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Suicide Prevention Survey

Dear Colleague,

Suicide is a leading public health issue and we need your help!

The Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition is conducting a three minute anonymous survey (Survey Link: among Utah community and business leaders.  

As part of the Zero Suicide Initiative of the National Action Alliance on Suicide Prevention, several states have participated in this survey.  The goals of the survey are to:
  •    Identify suicide prevention training needs in Utah and
  •   Identify gaps in community efforts to support individuals with suicidal thinking, feelings, or behavior.

In order to accomplish these goals, questions will be asked pertaining to your knowledge, beliefs and experiences with suicide prevention.  Aggregate results at the organizational level will be used to determine how we can improve suicide prevention, intervention, training, support, and postvention nationally and locally. 

The last page of the survey will provide information on how you can receive the survey results and enter drawing to win a $100 gift card and a book from Thomas Joiner, author of "Why People Die by Suicide."

Please help us meet our goal of having 5,000 Utahns take this Suicide Prevention Survey!  Feel free to forward this email and survey link to your partners and others as applicable.  If you have questions regarding the survey, contact Anna Fondario at 801-538-6201 or  If you have questions about Utah’s suicide prevention efforts, contact Rick Hendy at 801-538-4390 or

Thank you for your participation!  

Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition
Utah Department of Human Services Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Utah Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Program

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