15 teams from 24 counties and every part of the state,
partnering to prevent suicide in NC

Our State, Our Wellbeing is a 12-month initiative to identify and implement strategies to improve mental health and reduce the number of suicides in North Carolina, launched by Carolina Across 100 and the UNC Suicide Prevention Institute

Why This Work?

1,448 lives lost to suicide in North Carolina in 2021
10% increase in North Carolina’s suicide rate per 100,000 residents from 2004 to 2020
135 people exposed to each suicide

Meet the “Our State, Our Wellbeing” Community Collaboratives

Carolina Across 100 and UNC Suicide Prevention Institute are partnering with 15 communities from every part of North Carolina to address mental health challenges and prevent suicides. The selected teams are composed of health providers, government agencies, educational institutions, faith-based groups, and civic and nonprofit organizations from 24 counties across the state. Learn more about each team below.

Our State Our Wellbeing Collaboratives Map

Team Updates

On August 31, Carolina Across 100 welcomed members of 15 community teams to the virtual kickoff event for Our State, Our Wellbeing: Partnering to Prevent Suicide in NC. XX community leaders from across the state joined the webinar. Presenters from ncIMPACT and UNC Suicide Prevention highlighted the 24 counties participating in the new program, shared data and insights on suicide and mental health issues in North Carolina, and previewed activities teams will complete ahead of our first in-person gathering. We look forward to welcoming teams to the School of Government for the first Our State, Our Wellbeing forum on October 24 and 25.

More from Our State, Our Wellbeing

Program Announcement

Carolina’s vision for supporting community-led suicide prevention

The Landscape

Understanding suicide and prevention in North Carolina

The Impact

Addressing the impact of suicide on survivors and communities


Contact Us

Stay connected with Carolina Across 100 by subscribing to our e-mail updates and by following #CarolinaAcross100 on social media. Do you have questions or need more information? Contact the Carolina Across 100 team.