Mission & Goals

SPC Mission Statement: The Suicide Prevention Coalition of NCW's mission is to help reduce the incidence of suicide through greater access to information, training and resources, reducing barriers and stigma, and to be a clearinghouse for information related to suicides within North Central Washington.


Goals for the coalition:

  • Anyone with suicidal ideation within Chelan/Douglas Counties knows who to call and where to go for help or information.
  • Every door is the right door no matter what community agency someone presents to or calls.
  • Increased visibility and awareness of the suicide issue within the community
  • Training community members (teens to adults) in the steps to follow for suicide prevention. Implement a community model for suicide prevention.
  • Access to needed information
    • Website
    • Facebook
    • Newsletter
  • Reduce suicide rate within the community through prevention efforts and reducing stigma
  • Reduce identified barriers within the community
    • Crisis Team – Reputation, community confidence, response, and management of crisis line.
    • Media response – Local radio and newspaper coverage of suicide. Work to agree how this should be covered so it is covered and the community is aware when a problem exists, but remains evidenced based so as not to contribute to the problem.
    • Culture – Lack of concern over the identified issues within a system (families lack of response when child is saying they are suicidal, schools response, communities response), language barriers, lack of education on how to respond, etc.
  • Become a clearinghouse for information related to suicide and prevention efforts within the community.
  • Target all segments of the community with prevention efforts utilizing community volunteers to spread the efforts – Children, adolescents, college age, adults, elderly, parents, teachers, community partners, first responders, medical, churches, everyone else...
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