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The Wood County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a community of citizens from diverse backgrounds who are united in our resolve to save lives.

We pursue coordinated strategies to educate and increase awareness that suicide is a public health problem, not a private shame.

Our Coalition is committed to increased public understanding of depression, mental illness, and alcohol and drug abuse as treatable health conditions, not as signs of personal weakness. We are enemies of fear, ignorance and stigma, all of which prevent people from seeking and finding help in times of great personal distress.

Coalition Goals

  • Raise awareness of the problems of depression and suicide
  • Convey that suicide is largely preventable and depression is treatable
  • Decrease stigma as a barrier to seeking treatment
  • Encourage treatment for depression and suicide risk

Crisis Services

  • Wood County Crisis Hotline
    419-502-HOPE
    Offers help 24/7

  • Children’s Resource Center (under 18 years  old)
    1-888-466-5437 or 419-352-7588
    Offers help 24/7

To a depressed person, painful feelings often seem as if they’ll last forever. But a little time, and professional intervention, can make a dramatic difference. Hopelessness can lift and life can be good again. You can say this to the hurting person with confidence, because it’s true. It has happened for countless others who are now glad they’re alive.