Prevention in Practice: Integrating Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention in West Virginia
June 07, 2019
SPRC is pleased to announce the release of Prevention in Practice: Integrating Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention in West Virginia. In this four-minute audio 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 a suicide attempt.
This success story highlights the importance of partnerships and collaboration in effective suicide prevention and describes an innovative approach to addressing the link between suicide and opioids.
To read other success stories, visit our website, and look for more in the coming months!