The COVID-19 pandemic has affected thousands of Washington State residents' behavioral health significantly, often leading to thoughts of suicide. The ERSP program is a multi-dimensional program aimed to reduce suicide and improve the mental wellness of those struggling with a desire to live.
Additionally, current conditions exacerbate suicidality for domestic violence survivors. With this concern in mind, additional resources are targeted to provide enhanced services for survivors and their dependents including emergency housing funds to provide a safe place to stay in the event that individuals are unable to remain safely in the home setting.
This innovative suicide prevention program combines two approaches to make an impact on this increasing problem: First, a robust Suicide Support Program for people struggling with suicide. Secondly, a Statewide training in suicide prevention education program that includes online training, webinars, and training for domestic violence advocates.