The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Suicide Prevention Program unveiled the 2020-2025 Georgia Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan on May 21, 2020. This plan is intended to serve as a comprehensive update for the previous 2015 plan.
The strategic plan offers priority goals, objectives, and strategies to help guide suicide prevention efforts across the state over the next five years, and is designed so that any person, community, agency, institution, or organization interested in suicide prevention can take steps to implement the outlined recommendations. The Strategic Plan will also be useful for policy and decisionmakers to gauge Georgia's suicide prevention efforts and determine future prevention initiatives.
If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) for free and confidential help 24/7 at 800.715.4225, or download the MyGCAL App for your smartphone to text or chat with a caring professional.