The School Suicide Prevention and Wellness (SSPW) program is coordinated by YouthLine. The program launched in April 2020 in response to the passage of Adi’s Act (SB52) in Oregon’s 2019 legislative session, which requires Oregon School Districts to develop comprehensive district Student Suicide Prevention Plans.
In just over a year, the program has supported 125 school districts in 83% of Oregon’s counties, representing 496,144 students. During the 2020-2021 school year, Oregon Health Authority funded SSPW to distribute $115,000 in “mini-grant” funding to 24 counties. Find out more about mini-grants below!
- Dedicated support from regional SSPW Coordinators
- Ongoing consultation of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention policy and practice
- Connection and recommendation of staff and student training
- Implementation of equity-centered and trauma-informed programming
- Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Postvention: Step by Step guidance and technical assistance
- Mini-grant support and guidance
School Suicide Prevention Plan Mini-Grants*
In partnership with Spirit Mountain and Walmart, Lines for Life is offering district-level grants of up to $1,500.
Approved grants can be applied to costs of staff and/or student training and curriculum, as well as other costs associated with implementation of school suicide prevention plans. Individual schools (i.e. private, charter, alternative) can apply for these grants and larger school districts may be considered for more than one mini-grant.
* School districts are required to submit a report no later than 6 months after funds are received. Submit your report here.
“Thank you for making this process so smooth for our small district. Sometimes tasks like these are overwhelming in a small district, but this really enabled us to pull it together and know we were accessing the best resources and trainings currently available.” -Paisley School District, Lake County