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In the United States of America, nearly 36,000 people die by their own hands each year. More people die from suicide than they do from homicide. Preventing such tragic death and violent behavior makes a difference in the lives of everyone. Forming nurturing relationships where people are informed of what to look for, how to react, and how to get help, strengthens communities and prevents unneeded death.
Here is how MHA and our community partners can help:
- Partnership with Suicide Prevention Coalitions: MHA partners with the Hamilton County, Clermont County, and Tri-State Suicide Prevention Coalitions. Previous efforts of the coalitons include Candlelight Vigils and Out of the Darkness walks (in collaboration with American Foudation for Suicide Prevention) in both Hamilton and Clermont counties, a Suicide Prevention Symposium, a Clermont County Crisis Hotline, a Youth Summit and a follow-up Town Hall Meeting.
- Partnership for Mental Health College Collaborative: Group of mental health professionals from colleges and agencies in the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Ky. area working collaboratively to address suicide among college students. The partnership has provided QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) trainings throughout the greater Cincinnati area and helped start Active Minds (student run organization) on local college campuses.
- Intervention after a Suicide or Tragedy: Crisis response helps youth effectively cope with their grief. This is provided in conjunction with the Clermont County Crisis Response team.
- Survivors after Suicide Support Group: Monthly support group for adults who have lost loved ones to suicide. Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Rd., Batavia. Contact Liz Atwell at 721-2910, x.13 for more information. Support other survivor efforts throughout the year, including National Survivors' Day (with AFSP) held yearly in November.
- QPR Training (Question, Persuade, and Refer): MHA has a certified QPR instructor on staff who can provide this training for you. QPR is similar to CPR in that we can teach people how to prevent suicide using this 3-prong approach. To schedule QPR for your agency or organization, email email@example.com or call 513-721-2910 (ext. 13)
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For more information about these or other mental health educational programs, contact, MHA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-721-2910.