Suicide Prevention Consortium Kentucky (SPCK)

  SPCK is made up of community stakeholders. Suicide survivors (those who have lost
  someone to suicide), Attempt Survivors, Mental Health Professionals, Community
  Leaders and all others who have an interest in suicide prevention in the
  Commonwealth of Kentucky.   Meetings are open to all.


Suicide Prevention Day On The Hill, Wednesday, February 22 - More Info

Suicide Prevention Consortium Kentucky (SPCK) monthly meetings. 

Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except November) 1p to 4p
Next Meeting:  Wednesday, November 16, 2016
                            Annual strategic planning meeting. 10am to 4pm 
                            Lunch will be provided so, please RSVP if you plan to attend

Meeting Location:; 1351 Newton Pike, Lexington
                             Newton Building 5, 2nd floor Conference Room

SPCK Co-chairs: Jessica Best 
Bluegrass Emergency Services Coordinator,
 Owen Branam
                              Recovery Services Coordinator, Department for Behavioral Health,
                                   Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities 

For information about or to join Suicide Prevention Consortium Kentucky, 

To register to attend the meeting,  email Jessica Best

Mission Statement

The mission of the Suicide Prevention Consortium of Kentucky is to cultivate and coordinate suicide prevention resources for all Kentuckians to end deaths by suicide.

Intermediate Vision Statement

The Suicide Prevention Consortium of Kentucky will be Kentucky’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

Ultimate Vision Statement

Zero deaths by suicide in Kentucky.

Why Suicide Prevention Consortium Kentucky?

In 1999, then-Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher presented the "Call to Action to Prevent Suicide." This proclamation provides a blueprint for each state to develop a state plan to help protect citizens from this health problem. 

2002, the Division of Mental Health invited various community leaders to establish the Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group (KSPG). The Cabinet for Health Services accepted sponsorship of this group and has dedicated staff from both the Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services and the Department for Public Health to facilitate this group. 

2009, KSPG membership voted to incorporate as a 501C3. More information about the Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group:

2013, the State Suicide Prevention staff for the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities established the Suicide Prevention Consortium Kentucky to bring together community leaders, health professionals, survivors and all who are working to stop suicide deaths in Kentucky.

Jan Ulrich, State Coordinator Suicide Prevention
(502) 564-4456, Ext. 4436


Kentucky, Department for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Addiction Services,
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4E-D, Frankfort, KY 40621

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