ASHTABULA COUNTY SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITION

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, help is available 24 hours/7 days a week/365 days a year.  Please immediately contact:

Crisis Hopeline anytime at 1-800-577-7849

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline anytime at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or

Domestic Violence helpline anytime at 1-800-95ABUSE or

Crisis Text Line Text 4hope to 741 741 anytime or

Veteran’s Suicide Crisis Line 1-800-273-TALK and Press 1 anytime or

Veteran’s Suicide Prevention Website at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org or call 911.

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation Website at https://www.ohiospf.org

To learn more about suicide visit our suicide page at https://www.ashtabulamhrs.org/suicide/

Suicide Prevention Coalition

The Ashtabula County Suicide Prevention Coalition meets quarterly in January, April, July, and October on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 3:00. Meetings are held at the MHRS board office and are open to the public. Ashtabula County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board, 4817 State Rd. Suite 203, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004. Virtual option available upon request.

Community Spotlight: Ashtabula County Suicide Prevention Coalition

The Ashtabula County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a group of compassionate volunteers with the mission of preventing suicide deaths in Ashtabula County. If you would like to be a part of this coalition, call the Ashtabula Mental Health and Recovery Services Board at (440) 992-3121.

Life is Better With You Here

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation teamed up with Canvaas Consulting to encourage those in the black community to share their stories and start a conversation about mental health wellness. We encourage you to visit the site, share your story, and share resources for others. For more information, visit https://lifeisbetterwithyouhere.org/ to learn how you can help.

Everyone Plays A Role In Suicide Prevention

Incident Response Team

The program provides trained volunteers to respond to the local schools after a sudden loss or other traumatic event that affects the students and staff. The team serves as a support for the schools and is activated by the local school superintendent or building principal. The team can provide single-day or multi-day responses to ensure the needs of the students and faculty are addressed.

QPR Institute

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. QPR training is a gatekeeper training available to educate individuals about how they can help save a life from suicide. Much like CPR can help someone having a physical health crisis, QPR is a process that allows an individual to intervene when someone is having a suicidal crisis. QPR training helps people to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. QPR training is not time-consuming and can be completed in as little as an hour or two.

Learn more on the QPR Institute by visiting their website at https://qprinstitute.com/about-qpr

If anyone is interested in scheduling a QPR training please contact:
Bridget Sherman
Ashtabula County MHRS Board
4817 State Road, Suite 203
Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 992-3121 – phone
bsherman@ashtabulamhrs.org
Mon-Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based international training program. Individuals trained in Mental Health First Aid increase their knowledge of the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions. Participants learn to identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental illness or addiction. Individuals trained in Mental Health First Aid increase their confidence and likelihood to help an individual in distress and show increased mental wellness for themselves. The training provides an action plan for Mental Health First Aiders to implement while assisting individuals who might be in distress. The training helps reduce the stigma surrounding individuals with mental illness and addictions and helps to normalize help-seeking behaviors. If you would like to schedule a Mental Health First Aid training for your organization, please contact Bridget Sherman at 440-992-3121 or bsherman@ashtabulamhrs.org.

For more information or to find a training, visit https://www.ohiomhfa.org

If anyone is interested in scheduling a Mental Health First Aid Training training please contact:
Bridget Sherman
Ashtabula County MHRS Board
4817 State Road, Suite 203
Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 992-3121 – phone
bsherman@ashtabulamhrs.org
Mon-Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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