Project Life Partners
Project LIFE is a comprehensive, statewide suicide prevention initiative targeting youth ages 10-24 supported by the
Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition (DSPC).
By creating new programming and leveraging existing sources, the DSPC aims to reduce negative behaviors and enhance resiliency in youth most at-risk for suicide.
Project LIFE takes a
public health and community-based approach to suicide
prevention by identifying the broader patterns of
suicidal behavior through groups and populations.
Following the Guiding Principles of the National
Strategy for Suicide Prevention, DSPC is designed to be
a catalyst for social change, with the power to
transform attitudes, policies and services. The goals of
Project LIFE are to prevent suicidal behaviors by
enhancing resiliency, reduce the impact of suicide and
suicidal behaviors on individuals, families and
communities, and improve access to an availability of
prevention services for vulnerable, high-risk
Partners for Project Life include Delaware Suicide
Prevention Coalition Members:
Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF)
Mental Health Association of Delaware
University of Delaware
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Child Development Community Policing Program (CDCP)
CDCP offers statewide immediate post-trauma counseling and follow-up care to youth and their caretakers to cope with the aftermath of violent and traumatic experiences. For referral information, call (302) 576-3183.
Helpline for Teens
A Crisis Helpline is
available 24/7 for teens and adults supporting teens to
share their concerns and to receive counseling and
connection to local resources in the Delaware community.
The Crisis Helpline is accessed through the
1-800-273-TALK National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
network, with immediate connection to the local Delaware
A teen website provides information on
suicide intervention and prevention for teens in need or
who seek information on how to help others.
The site designed to enhance teens ability to
participate in prevention activities through social
networking and connection to local Delaware resources.
For more information, visit www.delteenspace.org.
Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training
Gatekeeper Training is
designed to teach a network of responsible adults how to
respond to youth and college students showing signs of
Request a Gatekeeper Training for your organization.
University of Delaware’s Campus Connect Program
Student leaders and staff are trained in suicide
prevention for all college students.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
This two-day workshop teaches how to provide
emergency first aid to persons at risk of suicidal
Question, Persuade and Refer Program
This two-hour course teaches a three-step
intervention plan for individuals, family members
and community members who want to help someone who may
be considering suicide.
is For Everyone” Social Marketing Campaign
Project Life’s social marketing
campaign, is designed to bring about awareness and
change attitudes and approaches towards suicide.
Suicide prevention toolkits are
available for distribution to youths, families,
educators, and community members throughout Delaware.
Request a toolkit.
Suicide Prevention Network (YSPN)
YSPN is a network of youth and
adult-sponsors from high schools, and other youth
organizations throughout Delaware that conduct YSPN
funded and sponsored suicide prevention activities for
their own schools or organizations.
Crisis Services - State of Delaware
CIS - Juveniles
Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families
Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services
The Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services (DPBHS) is part of the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families. DPBHS provides a statewide continuum of prevention, early intervention and mental health and substance abuse (behavioral health) treatment programs for children and youth. These services have graduated levels of intensity and restrictiveness that are child-centered and family focused. Routine outpatient services, crisis services, and central intake are provided by
Please use the crisis service only for mental health/substance abuse emergencies.