Stark County Suicide Prevention Coalition
Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation www.ohiospf.org
The Stark County Suicide Prevention Coalition Crisis Center Hotline 330-452-6000
The Stark County Suicide Prevention Coalition is primarily funded by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County.
Every 15.8 minutes... ...someone in this country dies by suicide
Even one life is too much to lose.
Help Us Save Lives!
If you or someone you know is in pain, feeling hopeless or may be suicidal, help is available.
Please call the Crisis Center
Hotline, anytime - 24/7 - 330-452-6000
Who we are:
Representatives from over 20 local community organizations working together to save lives.
Mission: To promote a well-informed and empowered community so that mental illness is known to be treatable and suicide preventable.
1. To reduce stigma about both suicide and mental illness and promote suicide prevention activities.
2. To empower individuals to get involved in saving lives.
What we offer:
- Suicide Recognition and Prevention Training
- Mental Health Screening
- Speakers' Bureau / Community Education
- Annual Suicide Prevention Conference
How you can help:
- Educate yourself - learn about risk and protective factors.
o Invite a Coalition representative to your business, school, church, or social group to provide you with suicide recognition and prevention training
o Volunteer to be part of the Coalition or consider having your business join the coalition.
o Examine your business practices /school policies about how people are supported during times of great stress.
o Advocate for suicide prevention.
o Participate in our fundraising to help provide financial support for Coalition activities / initiatives.
o Be your brother's keeper.
Web sites for Mental Health, Suicide Recognition and Prevention
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: www.aacap.org
American Academy of Pediatrics: www.aap.org
American Association of Suicidology: www.suicidology.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: www.afsp.org
Center for Suicide Prevention: www.siec.ca
Jason Foundation: www.jasonfoundation.com
Mental Health Site Highlights: www.mentalhealth.org/suicide
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill: www.nami.org
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: www.cdc.gov
National Institute for Mental Health: www.nimh.nih.gov
National Mental Health Association: www.nmha.org
National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide: www.nopcas.org
National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention and Aftercare: www.thelink.org
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center: www.safeyouth.org
Network of Care: www.stark.oh.networkofcare.org
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: www.mha.ohio.gov
Organization for Attempters and Survivors of Suicide in Interfaith Services: www.oasis.org
SPAN USA: www.spanusa.org
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education: www.save.org
Suicide Prevention Resource Center: www.sprc.org
Suicide Prevention Services: www.spsfv.org
Surgeon General's Report: www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calltoaction/default.htm
The Jed Foundation: www.jedfoundation.org
Trevor Helpline: www.thetrevorproject.org
World Federation for Mental Health: www.wfmh.com
Yellow Ribbon: www.yellowribbon.org