National Suicide Prevention Hotline

2006 – Task Force Receives More Funding

2006 – Task Force Receives More Funding

ADPH provided funds to Alabama Crisis Call Centers to develop advertisements to recruit volunteers and describe services. We used $15,000 of ADPH funds for this project. The 3 (certified) Crisis Call Centers (Mobile, Birmingham and Huntsville) received the money to recruit and train volunteers for their call lines. It was also used for some suicide prevention program public relations. Technical assistance was received from the National Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) through consultation with April Naturale. The task force partnered with the Alabama Department of Mental Health (DMH-MR) to bring Dr. Paul Quinnett of the Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Model to Alabama. Satellite training was provided across the country and in Canada History of ASPARC 3 targeting suicide prevention in adults and youth. Dr. Quinnett also presented training on suicide risk assessment to staff of Greil Psychiatric Hospital.