National Suicide Prevention LifeLine

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The Wood County Suicide Prevention Coalition has many goals that we accomplish to help bring awareness to our community.


We develop comprehensive ongoing public health campaign to raise awareness of the problems of depression and suicide. We also convey that suicide is largely preventable and depression is treatable. The WCSP wants to decrease the stigma as a barrier for seeking treatment and encourage treatment for depression and suicide risk.


We want to enhance the community’s ability to recognize depression and suicide risk, intervene with at-risk individuals, make appropriate referrals and provide evidence-based treatments.


Our accomplishments:

   • Out of the Darkness Walks

   • Regional Suicide Prevention Conference

   • Evening of Hope & Remembrance held annually

Community Programs

Saving Lives - Program for teens, youth, teachers & parents about depression and suicide.  Contact Ann Huss at Children’s Resource Center (CRC) 419-352-7588.


SOS (Signs of Suicide) Prevention Program- School-based curriculum for both high school and middle school students involving education and screening.  Contact Ann Huss at Children’s Resource Center (CRC) 419-352-7588.


Healthy IDEAS (Identifying Depression, Empowering Activities for Seniors)  - Provides depression screening, education, linkage & empowerment to older adults (60 years of age and over). For this program, contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. 419-353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935.


Mental Health First Aid - teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. If you're interested in setting up a group to be taught please contact: Jessica Schmitt, Executive Director, NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626.


Wood County Educational Service Center Programs - 419-354-9010


Youth Mental Health First Aid - is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. For more information 419-354-9010 or


OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program – this program is focused on long-term change that creates a safe and positive school climate. The program’s goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school.


Expect Respect – this prevention program is designed to raise awareness of dating violence, teach skills for health relationships, and develop youth leadership and increase safety and respect on school campuses.


PAX Good Behavior Game – teaches students self-regulation, self-control, and self-management in context of collaborating with others for peace, productivity, health and happiness.

The Wood County Suicide Prevention Coalition is funded by The Wood County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board and local community donations.


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