The Regional Youth Intervention Specialist (RYIS) program works as part of the over-arching West Virginia Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (ASPEN) program in an effort to reduce the rate of youth suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicide deaths in West Virginia. The RYIS will assist in implementing a collaborative and coordinated statewide prevention and intervention effort across the existing public and private service delivery system.
The objectives of the program are:
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One of the essential functions of the Regional Youth Intervention Specialist (RYIS) program will be to provide follow-up and continuity of care to suicide attempt survivors and their families.
The need for follow-up services:
Criteria for follow-up services:
How to make a referral:
To refer someone or yourself for follow-up, please call the RYIS in your region or call 304-296-1731 ext. 4197.