Suicide Prevention Day On The Hill Kentucky

When 1st Wednesday in February every year  

Next Day On The Hill is Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Purpose of Day On The Hill
To bring awareness to suicide prevention needs and efforts that are taking place across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This is an important oportunity for stakeholders such as survivors, mental health professionals, healthcare providers and concerned citizens to speak face to face with legislators about the importance of every single suicide death.

A Life is too much to lose!

Location Captial Annex and The Capital (Drivning Directions and Where to Go)

Day On The Hill Schedule

9:00am to 9:15am      Getting Started - Meet in Basement Cafeteria

9:00am to 12:30pm    Meet with your Senator / Representative   (Meeting Do's and Don't)

9:00am to 2:00pm      staff Suicide Prevention Information Booth

12:30pm to 1:00pm    Meet in room 327 Capitol Building

 1:00pm to 1:15pm     Day On The Hill Awareness photo

 2:00pm to end           Senate & House of Representative Sessions
Suicide Prevention Week Resolution

Join us in Frankfort on the 1st Wednesdy in February. For More Info and
 to register contact: Steve Ulrich at 502.387.0420  or

How To Find Your Legislatures

If you can not attend in person but still want to help raise awareness.

Call both your representatives on the 1st Wednesday in February between the hours of 9:00a - 1:00pm.  Let us know you will be contacting them and we will drop by their office a one page handout that gives information about suicide prevention efforts across the state. 

We have prepared a thank you letter that you can use. Either you can cut and paste it or down load the doc. All you need to do is include their name and the information you will share with them.  Email me, Steve Ulrich at  and I will email it to you. Fill it out and send it back to me and we will print it out and include it with the handout.

Legislative Day with Dan


   A life Is Too Much To Lose!

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suicide prevention bill gets vote

Suicide Prevention Bill Gets Vote - Click on picture to watch video


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Recent Developments and Legislation 

2013 --

SB 72 - D. Seum, W. Blevins Jr., R. Webb

AN ACT relating to suicide prevention training. Creates a new section of KRS Chapter 210 to establish mandatory training requirements for social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, fee-based pastoral counselors, alcohol and drug counselors, psychologists, and occupational therapists in suicide assessment, treatment, and management; define terms; permit training to count toward continuing education requirements; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to develop a model list of training programs and report the list to the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare; require the respective professional boards to promulgate administrative regulations to implement training requirements; exempt employees of state government, local government, state hospitals, community mental health centers, and agencies operating alcohol and drug abuse programs from the training requirement if they receive comparable training. 

2010 --

SB 65 AN ACT relating to suicide prevention training. Amend KRS 158.070 to require principals, guidance counselors, and teachers to complete a minimum of two hours of instruction in suicide prevention each school year. SFA (1, W. Blevins Jr.) - Amend KRS 161.011 to permit suicide prevention training for classified employees to be accomplished through self-review of suicide prevention materials. HCS - Require 2 hours self-study of suicide prevention techniques in addition to the required 4 days of professional development for high school and middle school professionals.

2010 --

HB 51 AN ACT relating to suicide prevention training. Amend KRS 156.095 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to post suicide prevention awareness and training information on its Web page by August 1, 2010; require every public middle and high school administrator to disseminate suicide prevention awareness information to all middle and high school students by September 1, 2010, and September 1 of each year thereafter.

2004 --

On April 22, Governor Ernie Fletcher signed the resolution recognizing the suicide prevention efforts of the Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group.

2000 -- House Bill 843

was enacted establishing a commission to address the need for a comprehensive state plan to serve Kentuckians who suffer from mental illness, a substance abuse disorder, or both.

For current information about the activities and goals of Kentucky's state suicide prevention coalition, please visit the website of the Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group(KSPG).

Govenor signs SB72

© Stephen Ulrich 2013