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:
SAVE THESE DATES & watch for important details!
Knox County Suicide Prevention 8th Annual 5-K WALK/RUN - SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
ANNUAL SURVIVOR MEMORIAL DINNER - September 13, 2018
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.
LET'S STOP THESE STATISTICS - in Knox County 2016 there were 13 completed deaths by suicide -- in 2017 there were 9. So far this year there has been 1. Every month our county sheriff and Mount Vernon Police Department make on the average of 11 runs each responding to suicidal attempts or threats. LEARN THE SIGNS - NO WHAT TO SAY - NO WHAT TO DO. Suicidal ideation should not be the best kept secret - REACH OUT -- GET HELP -- THERE IS HOPE AND THERE IS HELP! Call the number - 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Available 24 hours a day