Who We Are

We are citizens from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky that come together each year in Frankfort to raise awareness about suicide prevention with our individual elected officials.  When and how did it begin?

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).

2004 -- http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/04rs/SJ148.htm

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

In 2002, Citizens across the Commonwealth of Kentucky were invited to  meet regularly with staff members of the Kentucky Department for Mental Health to look for ways that suicide deaths can be prevented. That group became known as the Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group (KSPG).

In 2008, KSPG membership decided to designate the 1st Wednesday in February as the “Day On The Hill.” The membership along with any and all others wanting to prevent suicide, would go to Frankfort to meet with their individual elected officials to inform them on what was taking place in suicide prevention in Kentucky and how they could help.

In 2009, KSPG membership voted to incorporate as a 501(c)(3) organization.

In 2013, the state Suicide Prevention staff for DBHDID established the Suicide Prevention Consortium of Kentucky (SPCK) to bring together community leaders, health professionals, survivors, and all who are dedicated to stopping suicide deaths in Kentucky.

2020 will be the 13th year that individuals, organizations, health care and others from across the Commonwealth, continue to come together to prevent suicide. That day continues to be known as “Day On The Hill”

© Ulrich Group and Kentucky Federation of Chaplains 2015