Suicide Prevention Coalition

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Suicide in Ohio has increased by 24% in the past decade. Every year close to 800,000 people take their own life globally and there are many more people who attempt suicide. Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families, communities and entire countries and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind. Suicide is a serious public health problem; however, suicides are preventable with timely, evidence-based and often low-cost interventions.

The Fairfield County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a community effort to reduce the incidence of suicide by increasing awareness, improving access to mental health services, and supporting survivors. We have four meetings a year, open to the public. If you are interested, please 

Next Meeting: July 22, 2021, at 2 p.m.
Location: Virtual
For more information about this and future Fairfield County Suicide Prevention Coalition meetings, please contact Toni Ashton
If you’re in a crisis, please call the crisis line at 740.687.8255 (TALK).

Some of our services include:

  • Speaker’s bureau
  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainings
  • LOSS kits distribution to bereaved loved ones

Coalition Members

QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 1-2 hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional “gatekeepers” the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond.

If you are interested in a training or would like a training for your workplace, please contact us for more information.

The Suicide Prevention Coalition is a proud supporter of the Man Therapy program to promote mental health and awareness among men ages 25–54.

For information, visit the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation as well as the Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Keep up-to-date with the coalition’s activities by ‘Liking’ our page on Facebook!

Need help now? Call 740.687.TALK or toll-free at 855.431.0803 or text 4HOPE to 741741 for immediate assistance!

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