NYS OMH Seeks Suicide Prevention Proposals

Dear Colleagues,

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is seeking proposals from non-profit organizations with experience conducting suicide prevention activities on a statewide or regional level.

The awardee will be expected to coordinate suicide prevention efforts described in “1700 Too Many: New York State’s Plan for Suicide Prevention 2016-17.” These activities include:

1) Zero Suicide implementation support in health and behavioral health settings, 
2) Clinical, peer, and gatekeeper training and evaluation, 
3) Coalition support, 
4) Public awareness and education dissemination, and coordination of NYS Suicide Prevention Conference
5) Stakeholder engagement.

Coordination activities include logistical and administrative support for suicide prevention activities, reimbursement of travel and stipends for non-state employee trainers, and supporting implementation of evidence-based community suicide prevention programming.

OMH intends to select a contractor that has demonstrated an ability to successfully coordinate suicide prevention and other mental health programs.

Proposals are due October 11, 2017 for a contract start date of January 1, 2018. See RFP for full detailshttps://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/rfp/2017/suicide_prevention_activities/

Garra Lloyd-Lester
Associate Director
Suicide Prevention Center New York (SPC-NY)
150 Broadway, Menands NY 12204
518-402-1156 (w) | 518-810-1453 (c) | Garra.lloyd-lester@omh.ny.gov