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.

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 the 1st Wednesday of every month and is open to the public. The Meetings begin at 3:00 pm at the Ashtabula County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board, 4817 State Rd. Suite 203, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

Currently, the meetings are being held using Zoom.

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://www.withyouhere.org/ to learn how you can help.

Everyone Plays A Role In Suicide Prevention

LOSS Team (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors)

The LOSS Team is a group of volunteers contacted by the County Coroner’s Office that respond to the scene of a suicide or other traumatic deaths to provide information about local resources and be an installation of hope for the newly bereaved.  The primary goal of the team is to let survivors know what resources exist to support them following the death of their loved one.  The LOSS Team is NOT a therapy or clinical service. The Team is there to listen to you, support you, and provide valuable information about what you may encounter next. For more information contact the Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board at 440-992-3121 or https://www.ashtabulamhrs.org.

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 support for the schools and are 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.

Heartbeat Support Group

Heartbeat Support Group is for anyone who is grieving for a loved one that has died by suicide, we are here to support you!

Heartbeat meets at 6 pm on the first Thursday of each month, facilitated by Community Counseling Center.

In response to COVID-19, the group currently meets using Zoom.

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