To prevent suicide through awareness, education, collaboration, support, improved access to mental health care and community resources.
In Ohio, nearly five people die by suicide each day. Over a 10-year period (2008-2017) Gallia, Jackson, and Meigs Counties ranked in the top ten as highest counties at risk of suicide in Ohio. Where 9 out of 10 counties are in Appalachia.
The average annual rates of suicide per 100,000 in each county were:
All three counties have come together to collaborate in education, advocacy, support, and prevention with respect for the unique qualities and strengths of these Appalachian communities.
Stigma creates a barrier to help-seeking behavior for people who have suicidal thoughts, have previously attempted suicide, or lost a loved one to suicide.
Become a member of the GJM Suicide Prevention Collaborative, attend monthly meetings, and advocate for suicide awareness
Become a suicide prevention gatekeeper through Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training.
Volunteer for community suicide awareness/prevention events.
Volunteer to be a part of establishing a Local Outreach for Suicide Loss Survivors (LOSS) to support suicide loss survivors.
We are now meeting in person with an online option:
Gallia, Jackson, Meigs ADAMH Board, 53 Shawnee Lane, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
Meeting ID: 897 5168 7650