Our State, Our Wellbeing

Resource Expo

Attendees at the June 13 Statewide Summit for Suicide Prevention will have access to dozens of experts and resources to help your community advance local work on preventing suicide. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to build new connections and grow your resources! Interact with representatives from state and local organizations offering:

  • Trainings

  • Harm Reduction Strategies and Resources

  • Medicaid Expansion

  • Community Education Tools

Stay connected as we continue building this listing of Summit partners!

NC Navigator Consortium

NC Navigator Consortium
Resource for marketplace/ACA/Medicaid enrollment access to healthcare


NC S.A.F.E. (Secure All Firearms Effectively) is North Carolina’s statewide initiative designed to raise awareness of the importance of safe firearm storage. Established in 2023, the initiative provides resources and best practices for firearm storage and safety. NC S.A.F.E. is not associated with any advocacy-based initiatives related to gun laws or regulations.

April Health

April Health
April Health partners with primary care providers in rural areas to help them deliver mental health care to their patients via the collaborative care model. We are currently partnered with Lifepoint Health in Rutherford & Haywood counties and are looking for additional opportunities to expand our reach and impact.

Stop Soldier Suicide

Stop Soldier Suicide
Suicide is a complex problem that disproportionately impacts the military community. Stop Soldier Suicide is the only national nonprofit focused solely on solving the issue of suicide among U.S. veterans and service members. Our team is laser-focused on research and care that is specific to reducing veteran and service member suicide. Our vision is a nation where veterans and service members have no greater risk for suicide than any other American. We have an aggressive goal to reduce the military suicide rate by 40% no later than 2030.

DHHS Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Team
The NC Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Team provides community helper, CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means), and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) training in addition to holding webinars, academies, and symposiums to engage and educate communities. This team provides expert advice in suicide prevention, advises on media campaigns, and supports several important collaborations including the Faith Leaders Building Bridges Coalition, Firearm Safety Teams Coalition, and the NC Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Advisory Council. Additionally, this team maintains and updates the on-line NC Inventory of Suicide Prevention Programs, and provides fact sheets, dashboards, and quarterly data reports on suicide and self-harm in NC. A special initiative of this team has been the creation of the Faith Leaders for Life program, which provides community helper training to faith leaders and communities in rural areas statewide.

Wake County Veteran Services Division
Wake County Veterans Services Division supports over 55k veterans with VA claims, benefits, and compensation, as well as providing referrals and resource access for social determinants of health.

Bright Path Behavioral Health
Bright Path Behavioral Health is a teen-exclusive provider that offers Partial Hospitalization Programming and Intensive Outpatient Programming for teens who’s mental health is effecting their daily life functioning and once weekly therapy is not enough. In their commitment to their community’s wellbeing, Bright Path has expanded its offering for the summer to include Preventative Social-Emotional Programming for teens who’s mental health is stable, but they would like to enhance their emotional intelligence, learn coping and regulation skills, improve social navigation, and expand their sense of self-worth. Bright Path is driven by a mission to provide a safe, judgement-free space for adolescents to address their mental health needs and strengths the collective resilience of their community.

School of Social Work - Behavioral Health Springboard - Mental Health First Aid
The Behavioral Health Springboard provides training and workforce development in the area of behavioral health. Specifically, Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training that will give students, staff, and faculty the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

Veterans Bridge Home

Veterans Bridge Home
Veterans Bridge Home connects veterans and their families, in any state of transition, to the community. Through our network of partners, we help veterans navigate employment, create social connections, and settle their families.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, North Carolina Chapter
AFSP's mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. We are the voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.


NCDHHS- Division of Aging
The Division of Aging works to promote the independence and enhance the dignity of North Carolina's older adults, persons with disabilities and their families through a community based system of opportunities, services, benefits and protections.

What is Our State, Our Wellbeing?

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

Understanding Suicide Prevention in NC

Our conversations and research about suicide prevention work led Carolina Across 100 and the UNC Suicide Prevention Instutute to a few clear conclusions. First, the issues of suicide and mental health are shared across the state, but they affect every community differently. In turn, every community brings different assets, resources, and relationships to this challenge. To address this issue effectively, we need local-level input and context alongside coordinated efforts across state-level partners and systems.

**If you or someone you know are thinking about suicide, call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.**