Are you at risk? CALL 1-800-273-TALK

Community Suicide Prevention Model

The impact of suicide is far-reaching and affects entire communities. When cities, mental health organizations, and schools work together to prevent youth suicide, the entire community is strengthened.

We speak a common language—we are educated to understand warning signs and recognize who is at risk.

We gain common understanding—we know how to intervene and what to do.

We have common knowledge—we know how to access resources and where to go for help.

Working together, there is HOPE that suicide can be prevented.

I have worked side by side with Greg over the past seventeen years as he worked for Provo City School District and developed his community based suicide prevention program. As a mental health therapist, I have been in the thick of it with him as we responded to numerous youth suicides as a community crisis team.

His training manuals use current research to help teachers, students and parents understand how to recognize and respond to suicide warning signs and how to intervene with someone struggling with suicidal ideation. He is seen as an expert in community and school based prevention, intervention and postvention. Our organization is pleased to be able to continue to work with him in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. Doran Williams, LCSW

Associate Director, Wasatch Mental Health Services

I have been involved with suicide research and prevention at the University of Utah School of Medicine for over 20 years, and Greg Hudnall is the only Utahan that has been working diligently on suicide prevention in the community that entire time.

I loved Greg’s Circles4Hope idea of community collaboration around suicide prevention, including community leaders, mental health professionals, school administrators, teachers, and others.

Dr. Doug Gray, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Utah School of Medicine