Advocacy & Public Policy

Our chapter is actively engaged in advocating for local, state, and national policies that we believe will help prevent suicide.

We need your help to spread the word that prevention is possible and ensure that public policies make a difference. 

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Please contact your representatives and ask them to support this bill.

SB72 (BR 1024) - D. SeumW. Blevins Jr.R. Webb

AN ACT relating to suicide prevention training. 

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 210 to establish mandatory training requirements for social workers, marriage & family therapiats, professional counselors, fee-based pastoral counselors, alcohol & drug counselors, psychologists, occupational therapists in suicide assessment, treatment and management; define terms; permit training to count toward continuing education requirements; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to develop a model list of training programs and report the list to the Interim Joint Committee on Health & Welfare; require the respective professional boards to promulgate administrative regulations to implement training requirements; exempt employees of state government, local government, state hospitals, community mental health centers, and agencies operating alcohol & drug abuse programs from the training requirement if they receive comparable training.