National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Timeline Express Announcements

Sharing of State Plan

A program was held at the State Capitol to share the State Plan. Dr. David Satcher was on hand, along with a large group of task force members, survivors and other friends of the task force gathered to support the event. At the regional meeting in New Orleans, 10 people…

2002 – 1st Suicide Prevention Planning Meeting

The first Suicide Prevention Planning Meeting was held at the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). Twenty-seven people, from both public and private agencies as well as survivors and the faith-based community were invited. The group was asked to commit six months to develop a plan for Alabama. The group…

2001 – Key Players Agree to Community Invitation

Dollie Hambrick, Director of Social Work with the Alabama Department of Public Health, attended a SPAN conference in Atlanta. Toolkits were secured on state plan development. Dr. Williamson and former Department of Mental Health Commissioner, Kathy Sawyer, agreed to co-sign a letter inviting community agency members to take part in…

1998 – Dr. Satcher Appointed Surgeon General

Dr. David Satcher, a native of Anniston, Alabama, was appointed as the 16th United States Surgeon General (1998-2002) as well as serving as Assistant Secretary of Health (1998-2001). He served in both the Clinton and the George H. Bush administrations. Among his prodigious works, he established suicide prevention as a…