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Suicide Prevention Coalition

The mission of the Summit County Suicide Prevention Coalition is to reduce the number of deaths by suicide in Summit County especially in the identified high-risk populations such as youth, middle-aged men (ages 25-44) and the elderly.

Every year lives are lost to suicide in our community.

Summit Count Suicide Prevention Coalition LogoThe Coalition offers free training and consultation for community groups to raise awareness of suicide as a public health issue and to educate the public about how to recognize and respond to someone who needs help. To arrange for an educational program on suicide prevention, contact preventsuicide@admboard.org or call 330-376-9494 x211.

If you are in crisis, please call the local crisis line at 330-434-9144 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Do you know if someone is at risk for suicide? Learn the warning signs.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has put together a toolkit called Suicidal Individuals on Social and Digital Media for web community managers who may encounter a situation online where someone may be at risk. These guidelines will reduce the risk of suicide for individuals and help save lives.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline oversees the following initiatives:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers professional initiatives lists some campaigns going on to address a range of help. multiple initiatives to raise public awareness and further the field of suicide prevention

Strength After was created by the Lifeline's subnetwork, the Disaster Distress Helpline. Strength After's mission is to provide a hub to share stories of hope and recovery encompassing all types of natural and human-caused disaster, and serve as a resource for other survivors and responders that may be trying to cope and move forward themselves.

#BeThe1To is a campaign through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline urging people to help someone or be the one to save a life. Learn how to stay connected during times of physical distancing including how to talk to someone about suicide virtually.

You Matter is a safe space for youth to discuss and share stories about mental health and wellness, created and administered by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You Matter blog posts are written by a rotating Blogger Council of individuals between the ages of 13-24 that are passionate about suicide prevention and mental health.


Coalition information and materials:


Additional Suicide Prevention Resources

The Summit County Suicide Prevention Coalition was established in December of 2005 in an effort to coordinate local resources, increase awareness of suicide as a public health problem, and educate our community to better recognize when someone they know may be suicidal. The Coalition is made up of committed volunteers from all walks of life including professionals in the areas of health care, mental health, addictions, social services, clergy, education, as well as community members, some of whom have survived the loss of a loved one to suicide, who want to help prevent the tragedy of suicide.

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