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Missouri Suicide Prevention Network (MSPN) Community Coalition Registration Process

MSPN is an independent, non-partisan, voluntary group of individuals, organizations, and agencies (public and private) leading statewide suicide prevention efforts.  The goal of MSPN is to coordinate and develop an implementation of the Missouri Suicide Prevention Plan. The 2021-2024 MO Suicide Prevention Plan reflects a concerted, coordinated effort driven and organized by key stakeholders to identify and elevate priorities to mitigate suicide.

 

One of the critical activities of MSPN is to create a statewide network of community suicide prevention coalitions (Coalitions) and establish mechanisms to provide technical support to these coalitions. To this end, MSPN’s Community Coalitions Support Committee (Committee) has been working to identify and engage Coalitions across the state. The goals of the Committee are to 1) establish connections with Coalitions to create a statewide suicide prevention network and 2) establish training and technical assistance mechanisms to support Coalitions and strengthen suicide prevention efforts at the local, regional, and state level. 

 

Starting in 2023, the Committee is launching a Community Coalition Registration (CCR) Process. Any Coalition addressing suicide prevention as part of their local or regional efforts is welcome to register. This includes any existing and newly formed Coalitions. To view a list of registered Coalitions, click here.

If you have any questions, please email admin@mospn.org

Process

  • Interested Coalitions should begin the process by filling out the registration form here.

  • Coalitions will be contacted via email within one month once their registration form has been reviewed and approved or if additional information is needed to complete the registration process and determine eligibility. 

Requirements

  • Coalitions shall include suicide prevention within their purpose and key activities. Note: There is not a required level of suicide prevention efforts for interested Coalitions. Coalitions that also focus on other issues are welcome to register. 

  • Coalitions shall maintain an existing membership list, including representatives from diverse sectors (e.g., schools, public health departments, faith community, civic or neighborhood programs, demographic representatives, business/civic leaders, elected officials, and concerned citizens). 

  • Coalitions shall have an established meeting schedule and meet, at the minimum, every quarter.

  • Updated CCR information must be submitted annually by July 31st. Request for updated information will be made the month prior through email by an MSPN staff member.  

  • Coalitions must have a representative attend quarterly MSPN public meetings held virtually.

Benefits 

  • Connections to state-level efforts and partners.

  • Recognition on the MSPN website as a “registered suicide prevention coalition.”​

  • Priority access to suicide prevention training opportunities and resources provided through MSPN and partners.

  • Tailored opportunities to network and connect with other Coalitions.

  • Opportunities for your Coalition to be featured in a future MSPN newsletter. 

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