Looking for Help?

If you are feeling down or are looking for help for yourself or others, please talk to someone. Here are some resources:

Careline 877-266-4357; AK Suicide Prevention and Help Line

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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Next Council Meeting:

April 18, 2023 via Zoom

Annual Reports



Our Mission

The Statewide Suicide Prevention Council (SSPC) advises the governor and legislature on issues relating to suicide. In collaboration with communities, faith-based organizations, and public-private entities, the Council works to improve the health and wellness of Alaskans by reducing suicide and its effect on individuals and communities.

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Public Comment Opportunity- Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan Update 2023-2028

The Statewide Suicide Prevention Council, pursuant to A.S. 44.29.350(5), has developed an updated five-year state suicide prevention plan for 2023-2028. This plan was developed in close consultation with stakeholders statewide to ensure that it is relevant and accessible to all Alaskans. The Statewide Suicide Prevention Council is requesting public comment on the draft plan: Messages of Hope: Alaska’s Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan 2023-2028.

Members of the public are encouraged to review and provide comment on the draft plan.

The public comment period begins January 17, 2023 and ends at 5:00 p.m. January 31, 2023. Please send all comments in writing via email, fax or postal service to:

Statewide Suicide Prevention Council
C/O Eric Morrison
431 North Franklin, Suite 200
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Email: eric.morrison@alaska.gov
Fax: 907-465-4410

The Suicide Facts & Statistics page was recently updated to include Alaska data through 2019. If you would like more statistics or have questions, please contact Eric Morrison at eric.morrison@alaska.gov or (907) 465-8920.
Recasting the Net: Promoting Wellness to Prevent Suicide in Alaska, 2018-2022 Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan

Recasting the Net: Promoting wellness to prevent suicide in AlaskaThe Statewide Suicide Prevention Council calls on all Alaskans to
recognize our roles in building resilient individuals and resilient communities so we can act together to prevent suicide.
A limited amount of hard copies are available upon request. Please contact Eric Morrison at (907) 465-6518 or eric.morrison@alaska.gov for more information.

Alaska Suicide Postvention Guide
Preparing to HealAlaska Postvention Guide:
Preparing to Heal

Updated 2020 version
A comprehensive Alaska-specific guide to help individuals, families, and communities after a death by suicide.

QPR/Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training for Alaskans 9/10/2020



2022 Suicide Prevention Week Proclamation by Governor Mike Dunleavy