Advisory groups are groups that represent a particular population or cultural perspective, may have a defined area of interest or have specific expertise. The Alliance looks to advisory groups to inform its work by reviewing materials, suggesting policy, providing feedback and direction on policy, and / or taking on a specific project.
Coalition Leaders Network
To help create a more connected field, the Alliance serves as a gathering place for leaders of Regional Suicide Prevention Coalitions from across the state providing a place for them to share challenges in the work and what’s going well. This Advisory also took on the role of serving as our Outreach & Awareness Committee as they help to create and lead messaging campaigns across the state. For more information on this advisory group, please email Annette Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jennifer Fraga at email@example.com.
The Alliance started working with the UPRISE Collective in 2021 to improve the Alliance’s equity lens when it comes to advocating for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention policies that will work for more than the dominant culture. This advisory is one item that came from our work with UPRISE. For more information on this advisory group and information on how to join, please email Annette Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Advisory is comprised of those in the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. Their goal is to bring the perspective of this community to Alliance related activities and to be that connection between the LGBTQ+ community and the Alliance. For more information on this advisory group, please email Annette Marcus at email@example.com.
This group is comprised of those who identify as having lived experience with the behavioral health system, living with a mental health diagnosis, are an attempt survivor, loss survivor, or as an ally to someone with the above. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jennifer Fraga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workgroups were created to work on a specific topic or project and are time limited. These groups focus on a specific topic and meet regularly until that project has been completed.
Currently, there are no workgroups.