Suicide in Ohio has increased by 24% in the past decade. Every year close to 800,000 people take their own life globally and there are many more people who attempt suicide. Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families, communities and entire countries and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind. Suicide is a serious public health problem; however, suicides are preventable with timely, evidence-based and often low-cost interventions.
Fairfield County ADAMH
FY 2024 School Based Prevention Program
The Fairfield County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a community effort to reduce the incidence of suicide by increasing awareness, improving access to mental health services, and supporting survivors. We have four meetings a year, open to the public.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County
- Fairfield County 2-1-1
(Information & Referral)
- Fairfield County ADAMH Board
- Fairfield County Coroner’s Office
- Fairfield County Department of Health
- Fairfield County District Library
- Fairfield County Job and Family Services
- Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office
- FAIRHOPE Hospice
- Lancaster City School District
QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 1-2 hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional “gatekeepers” the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond.
If you are interested in a training or would like a training for your workplace, please contact us for more information.
The Suicide Prevention Coalition is a proud supporter of the Man Therapy program to promote mental health and awareness among men ages 25–54.
For information, visit the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation as well as the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
Keep up-to-date with the coalition’s activities by ‘Liking’ our page on Facebook!
If you are in a crisis, call the crisis line at
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
If you would rather text
TEXT: 741741 from anywhere in the USA to chat with a trained crisis team member.