Integrating Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention in West Virginia
June 03, 2019
News Type: From the Field, Prevention in Practice
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.
- Watch a two-part webinar series on the connection between opioid abuse, overdose, and suicide and the role of chronic pain and download the accompanying handouts.
- Use SPRC’s Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Collaboration Continuum to build and strengthen partnerships. Follow the links in the top left navigation to learn more about the four stages in the continuum.
- Find suicide prevention partners and SAMHSA grantees in your state.
- Learn how partnerships and collaboration are a key to success in effective suicide prevention.