The Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board (CTSAB) was established January 2012 through the merger of the 1989 legislatively-mandated CT Youth Suicide Advisory Board under the CT Department of Children and Families (DCF), and the CT Department of Public Health’s Interagency Suicide Prevention Network to create one state-level Suicide Advisory Board to address suicide across the lifespan. The CTSAB is tri-chaired by the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and the DCF, and Brian Dagle Foundation, and is the single state-level advisory board in Connecticut that addresses suicide prevention, intervention and response across the lifespan per revised legislation (PA 22-58; CGS Chapter 319, 17a-52).

Our Mission:

The CTSAB is a network of diverse advocates, educators and leaders concerned with addressing the problem of suicide with a focus on prevention, intervention, and health and wellness promotion.

Our Vision:

The CTSAB seeks to eliminate suicide by instilling hope across the lifespan.

Our Membership:

The CTSAB is a diverse, collaborative network of over 600 people and 200 agencies representing state and local agencies, profit and non-profits, community and faith-based organizations, hospitals, military, schools, higher education, towns, private citizens, students, survivors, individuals with lived experience, and advocates.

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