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Missouri Suicide Prevention Project (MSPP)

Missouri Suicide Prevention Project (MSPP)

Funder: SAMHSA (through Missouri Department of Mental Health)
Official Title: Missouri Suicide Prevention Project
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The Missouri Suicide Prevention Project (MSPP) is a joint project between the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the MIMH. The MSPP primarily targets youth-serving organizations and at-risk youth and young adults ages 10 to 24.  The project has sponsored training for more than 200 instructors for a variety of suicide prevention training programs.  Instructors have trained more than 75,000 people across the state including school staff, students, mental health providers, first responders and other community members.  In addition to gatekeeper training, MSPP has funded depression screenings, support groups for survivors of suicide loss, mini-grants to local youth-serving agencies and suicide prevention on college campuses. The MSPP has also sponsored and coordinated nine annual state conferences which have brought together national leaders in the field of suicide prevention. The MIMH is responsible for project management, training, technical assistance and evaluation.

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