Suicide Prevention Coalition of Warren And Clinton Counties
"Together We Can Make A Difference"
Local Crisis Line: 1-877-695-NEED(6333)
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Warren & Clinton Counties is working to prevent suicide by mobilizing the community through education and awareness. The coalition is composed of a variety of community members including suicide survivors and individuals from social service agencies, governmental entities, law enforcement, and interested citizens. Membership is open and others are encouraged to join at any time!
The expected outcomes of the coalition are to:
- Enhance awareness
- Increase education
- Decrease suicide rates (deaths and attempts)
- Increase early intervention
- Identify grant opportunities for prevention
- Local Data:
- Meeting Schedule 2017
- Press Releases
- Support Groups
- Training Opportunities
- Coalition Accomplishments
For more information about the Suicide Prevention Coalition, contact MHRS at 513-695-1695 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access suicide prevention resources, click here.
What Is Suicide Prevention Month?
Each year, suicide claims the lives of almost 43,000 Americans. And, according the the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the rate of those who die by suicide is highest in middle age - white men in particular.
That\\'s why the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Warren & Clinton Counties works to prevent suicide and educate residents about the effects that suicide has on the community - not just in lives lost, but the lasting impact on families, friends and others.
Here\\'s What You Can Do
Throughout the month of September, the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Warren & Clinton Counties encouraged residents of all ages to download the templates below and share their thoughts on social media. Here\\'s a look at a video of some responses!
Feel free to pick one of the three options below - any of them work! Then complete the statement, take a picture of you holding it, and post the picture on the MHRS Facebook page. You can also share it on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtags "#HopeIs" and "#SuicidePrevention".
Instructions are also located on the back of each template. Thanks for helping us spread the word and preventing more suicides in our community!
Other things you can do throughout September (and all year, too):
- Share stories and information with others. There are lots of resources and perspectives out there, from reading what survivors of suicide attempts have to say to prevention information.
- Spread the word! Help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days week. The local hotline for help is 1-877-695-NEED (6333). There\\'s also a Crisis Text Line. Just text "4hope" to 741741 to start a conversation.
- Learn the signs. Warning signs may sometimes be very subtle, but they are there. Find out what to watch for in your friends and family.
- Educate the community. Write letters to the editor about ways individuals and groups like the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Warren & Clinton Counties are working to prevent suicides. You can also host a training at your club, workplace or place of worship.
Many survivors find support groups to be helpful. These groups can be accessed anytime day or night.
Note: the SPC makes this directory available as a public service and does not recommend or endorse any of the particular groups listed.
Local Support Groups
- Survivors After Suicide - Wilmington area meeting information
- Survivors After Suicide - Find a support group anywhere in the US
Online Support Groups
The following suicide prevention trainings are available to Warren and Clinton County groups at no cost.
Mental Health First Aid for Youth – An 8-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warming signs of mental health problems in adolescents, build understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Appropriate for any group. QPR covers three steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
Signs of Suicide (SOS) – Modules available for both Middle School and High School. Includes curriculum for students, teachers and parents.
Kognito At-Risk – Web-based, on-demand training that\'s free of charge and covers a variety of age groups and topics: