(410 ILCS 53/30)
Suicide prevention pilot programs.
(a) The Department shall establish, when funds are appropriated, up to 5 pilot programs that provide training and direct service programs relating to youth, elderly, special populations, high-risk populations, and professional caregivers. The purpose of these pilot programs is to demonstrate and evaluate the effectiveness of the projects set forth in this Act in the communities in which they are offered. The pilot programs shall be operational for at least 2 years of the 3-year requirement set forth in Section 13.
(b) The Director of Public Health is encouraged to ensure that the pilot programs include the following prevention strategies:
(1) school gatekeeper and faculty training;
(2) community gatekeeper training;
(3) general community suicide prevention education;
(4) health providers and physician training and
(8) means restriction advocacy and collaboration; and
(9) intervening and supporting after a suicide.
(c) The funds appropriated for purposes of this Section shall be allocated by the Department on a competitive, grant-submission basis, which shall include consideration of different rates of risk of suicide based on age, ethnicity, gender, prevalence of mental health disorders, different rates of suicide based on geographic areas in Illinois, and the services and curriculum offered to fit these needs by the applying agency.
(d) The Department and Alliance shall prepare a report as to the effectiveness of the demonstration projects established pursuant to this Section and submit that report no later than 6 months after the projects are completed to the Governor and General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 95-109, eff. 1-1-08.)