A county without suicide. Accomplish this by implementing a full range of strategies, starting from prevention and early intervention, which will be provided to all at-risk Tulare County residents with targeted programs addressing population-specific needs. Communities need prevention services to promote health and address problems long before they become acute, to effectively reduce suicides and suicidal behavior. Communities need a coordinated system of services to effectively respond to crisis situations.
•To promote public awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable
•To improve and expand surveillance systems
•To promote effective clinical and professional practices
•To develop and implement suicide prevention programs