Region 5 Suicide Advisory Board

R5SAB integrates and coordinates suicide prevention, intervention, and response activities across multiple sectors and settings including all 43 communities in Region 5.

We support the overall vision of the Statewide Connecticut SAB and provide the local and regional infrastructure of suicide prevention and postvention response activities.



This advisory board is made up of local prevention council representatives, clinicians, people with lived experience including survivors of suicide attempts and family members, prevention
professionals, school social workers and psychologists, healthcare, crisis intervention specialists and law enforcement.

We provide updates from our networks of care and report on emerging trends around suicide- availability of new resources and funding opportunities, identification of at-risk populations, training gaps, programs offered throughout the state of CT and nationally.

The R5SAB supports the WCTC staff and encourages people in our service area to attend QPR trainings that are conducted weekly by our staff.  The R5SAB membership influence the workplan of the CT Suicide Advisory Board.  They share information from the CT SAB back to their own organizations.


R5SAB held a Postvention Training in February 2021. Our vision is that all 43 communities in the Western Region will establish a Postvention Team.


All are welcome to help promote this important initiative.

The R5SAB meets quarterly on the third Wednesday of the month from 10am-noon, during September, December, March and June.  This year's meeting dates:

December 22, 2021

March 16, 2022

June 15, 2022


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