Minnesota suicide prevention plans and initiatives
Minnesota’s Suicide Prevention Program (SPP) is housed within the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Injury and Violence Prevention Section. The Minnesota Suicide Prevention Planning Taskforce, a public-private partnership co-chaired by MDH and Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), released the initial Minnesota State Suicide Prevention Plan: Goals and Objectives for Action 2015-2020 in 2015, followed by the 2022 Suicide Prevention Plan Update, a report to the legislature on the plan’s implementation for FY 2021-2022. Minnesota law (§ 145.56, subd. 1) directs MDH, in collaboration with others to implement the state suicide prevention plan; SPP utilizes state funding to support and coordinate the state suicide prevention plan and related activities.
Minnesota law (§ 145.56 subd. 2-5) directs the health commissioner to establish a grant program to fund community-based programs, promote the use of employee assistance and workplace programs, provide training and technical assistance to professionals, annually collect and report suicide data, and evaluate the impact of and outcomes from implementation of the state suicide prevention plan. In May 2016, MDH published the related Legislative Report: Suicide-Related Data Plan, Improving the Timeliness, Usefulness, and Quality of Data.
Crisis lines and 988 implementation
Mental health parity
K – 12 school suicide prevention
Health professional training in suicide assessment, treatment and management
Conversion therapy bans