About Us

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, 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 and the Department of Children and Families, and CT Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and is the single state-level advisory board in Connecticut that addresses suicide prevention, intervention and response across the lifespan.

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.

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

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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Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text CT to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

National Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

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