Project Name: DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) Crisis Center Follow-Up Program. DCHD, a public health department headquartered in Wheaton, IL, will develop a high-touch, high-tech countywide suicide prevention hub through expansion of its comprehensive Crisis Services follow-up program. DCHD will provide follow-up services to Nat’l Suicide Prevention Lifeline callers, DuPage County Crisis Line callers and suicidal persons evaluated in 6 countywide emergency departments or referrals from community partners using the ATC model. Population(s): The population of focus is passively suicidal, moderately depressed persons in DuPage County, including those who call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, present at the six emergency departments identified for this project, and/or present to the DCHD Crisis Center. As the second most populous county in Illinois, DuPage County is home to 931,826 people and spans 327.5 square miles. Approximately 67.9 percent of residents are White, non-Hispanic, 14.1 percent are Hispanic or Latino, 11.4 percent are Asian, 4.7 percent are black or African American and less than one percent are American Indian/Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander (American Community Survey 2013-2017 estimates). Strategies/Interventions: Building on grants awarded through the SAMHSA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Follow-up program in 2013 and 2016, DCHD is well-positioned to (1) leverage the highly collaborative partnership model developed with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (CDH), (2) build out this model throughout the county and (3) strengthen the impact of its mobile crisis follow-up system, greatly widening the safety net for persons at risk for suicide across DuPage County (High Touch). At the same time, DCHD will build the technological infrastructure to engage and track at-risk individuals in real time throughout the process, capture real time performance outcomes and streamline critical communications with project stakeholders (High Tech). DCHD will partner with all six hospitals in DuPage County, law enforcement agencies and other community partners. Goal: The goal of the project is to build on the follow-up structure established through 2 rounds of previous SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Follow-Up program funding to increase the number of suicidal persons receiving follow-up services on a countywide basis. Objectives/Numbers Served: (1) 900 individuals contacted annually through program outreach efforts. (2) 675 individuals screened annually for mental health or related interventions. (3) 45 suicidal persons referred to mental health services, or other appropriate referrals per month. (540 individuals referred annually). (4) 405 (75%) of individuals receive mental health or related services after referrals (enrolled in DCHD Crisis Center Follow-Up Program). (5) 15 organizations collaborating, coordinating, or sharing resources with other organizations as a result of this grant. (6) The number of suicide attempts and completed suicides at 6-month and 12-month follow-up will decrease by 50% annually.

Award Number Grantee Organization Name Grantee City Grantee Statesort descending Project Director Last Name Project Director First Name Award Amount
SM082088-01 DUPAGE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WHEATON IL BOESCH ELIZABETH $327,387

Contact Community Services, Inc., a 501(c)(3) in East Syracuse, NY is proposing the Crisis Center Follow-up Expansion Integrated with Liberty Resources, Inc. and St Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program. This program will implement the Air Traffic Control Model (ATCM) to promote continuity of care and safeguard the well-being of individuals at risk of suicide in the Syracuse Metro Area. Implementing this model will: • Ensure systematic follow-up with suicidal persons who contact a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) Crisis Center • Provide enhanced coordination of crisis stabilization, crisis respite, and hospital emergency department service • Enhance coordination with mobile onsite crisis response This project will support SAMHSA’s Strategic Plan Priority 2: Addressing Serious Mental Illness and Serious Emotional Disturbances, and specifically Core Principal 2: Increasing access to the full continuum of services for mental and substance use disorders. Data shows that close to half of initial mental health appointments made at time of discharge from a hospital stay related to suicide are not kept. Employing the ATCM, as required, provides individuals in the behavioral health system a standard of care that ensures that individual will not “fall through the cracks,” that providers will know where the individual in crisis is and verify that a warm hand-off has occurred. We will adhere to the Lifeline best practices including suicide risk assessment standards and policies and guidelines for helping callers at imminent risk of suicide and will implement the ATCM and serve as a hub for services for persons in suicidal crisis. The project meets these objectives: • Promote continuity of care and the safety and well-being of patients treated for suicide risk in an emergency department or inpatient unit • Coordinate services among suicide prevention/intervention programs, crisis centers and health care systems • Develop collaborations to provide alternatives to emergency department care and hospitalization when appropriate and promote rapid follow up after discharge Contact Community Services, Inc. anticipates contacting 1500 people in year one, 1750 in year 2, and 2000 in year 3. Anticipated outcomes include reduced psychiatric hospitalization, improved attendance to support or mental health services, reduced barriers to accessing services, and reduced suicide attempts and completions.

Award Number Grantee Organization Name Grantee City Grantee Statesort descending Project Director Last Name Project Director First Name Award Amount
SM082086-01 CONTACT COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC. EAST SYRACUSE NY GIARRUSSO CHERYL $336,192