If you are in a crisis and need help right away - CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Available 24 hours a day
In Knox County Ohio we are working to prevent suicides. The Knox County Suicide Prevention Coalition (KCSPC) members meet the second Thursday of the month, at 9:00 a.m. at the Mount Vernon Fire Department.
Upcoming events facilitated by the KCSPC are:
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE TO DEATH BY SUICIDE PLEASE CONSIDER OUR SOS SUPPORT GROUP: -- A monthly KCSPC SOS (Survivor of Suicide) Support group meets the SECOND THURSDAY of every month, 5:30 p.m. Call Kathy Wantland at Hospice of Knox County, 740-397 5188
Learn the common warning signs. Learn what to say and do -- always take suicide threats seriously, be direct, open and honest in communications. WE ALL HAVE A ROLL TO PLAY IN PREVENTING SUICIDE -TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE LIVES
REACH OUT - INSPIRE HOPE - SAVE A LIFE! DIAL 211 IF YOU NEED HELP OR 1-800-273-8255 (TALK
CIT: In Knox County, our police and sheriff departments and others have personnel that are trained in Crisis Intervention. CIT is designed to educate and prepare police officers who come in contact with individuals who are dealing with mental illness episodes and they have been trained to be keenly aware of the divergent issues facing these individuals on the street, homes and in their communities. These officers are trained to respond to 9-1-1 calls. If you feel intervention is needed ask for a CIT trained officer to be dispatched when in a crisis situation.
DID YOU KNOW, The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has resources available for any community member, coalition leader, or organization interested in suicide prevention? If you haven't visited www.sprc.org, do so now!
DIAL 911 IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS or go to THE nearest EMERGENCY center.
REACH OUT -- YOU ARE NOT ALONE -- THERE IS HELP AND THERE IS HOPE
Go to www.nami.org for more information about suicide prevention and help.