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MARYLAND COMMISSION ON SUICIDE PREVENTION

Albert A. Zachik, M.D., Acting Chair (chosen by Governor)

Appointed by Governor to 3-year terms: Gregory W. Branch, M.D.; Kenneth R. Collins; Lisa H. Covington; Mary F. Cwik, Ph.D.; Arthur Lee Goff; Jervie S. Petty; William T. Powell; Martha W. Pusey. Terms expire 2015.

Appointed by Senate President: one vacancy

Appointed by House Speaker: Susan W. Krebs

Ex officio: Phoenix B. Woody, designee of Secretary of Aging; Lori Markland, designee of Secretary of Disabilities; Albert A. Zachik, M.D., designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Shauna Donahue, designee of Deputy Secretary, Behavioral Health & Disabilities; Joan Patterson, designee of Deputy Secretary, Public Health Services; Michael S. Ito, Psy.D., designee of Secretary of Juvenile Services; James K. Holwager, Ed.D., designee of Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services; Dana S. Hendrickson, designee of Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Richard D. Scott, D.Min., designee of State Superintendent of Schools; Arlene F. Lee, Executive Director, Governor's Office for Children.

Staff: Mary Kay Tierney

c/o Behavioral Health Administration
Dix Building, Spring Grove Hospital Center
55 Wade Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 402-8452; fax: (410) 402-8311
e-mail: marykay.tierney@maryland.gov
web: www.dhmh.maryland.gov/suicideprevention/


Two-Year Plan to Governor due June 1, 2015 & biannually thereafter (Executive Order 01.01.2009.13).

In October 2009, the Governor formed the Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention (Executive Order 01.01.2009.13). The Commission is devising a statewide plan for suicide prevention and intervention, and post-suicide services for individuals and their families. For those who survive or attempt suicide and their families, the Commission will compile a list of support systems.

The Commission promotes a coordinated, collaborative and comprehensive effort by State and local agencies to ensure the best use of resources for the delivery of a continuum of services to prevent, intervene in, or recover from suicide. In addition, the Commission is to identify and review the impact of suicide on the health and well-being of Maryland citizens; the economic and social costs of suicide; and effective and efficient practices in the organization and delivery of services to those affected by suicide.

In September 2012, the Commission submitted to the Governor its initial two-year plan for suicide prevention.

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