If you are in a crisis, call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988

Our Mission

To prevent suicide through awareness, education, collaboration, support, improved access to mental health care and community resources.

Why we are a collaborative

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:

  1. Meigs County: 21.46
  2. Jackson Couty: 19.86
  3. Gallia County 17.78

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.

Many People are Still Hesitant to Discuss Suicide due to Stigma

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.

How To Help

1 Join.

Become a member of the GJM Suicide Prevention Collaborative, attend monthly meetings, and advocate for suicide awareness

2 Training

Become a suicide prevention gatekeeper through Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training.


Volunteer for community suicide awareness/prevention events.

4 Support

Volunteer to be a part of establishing a Local Outreach for Suicide Loss Survivors (LOSS) to support suicide loss survivors.

Meetings every second Tuesday of the Month

3:00PM - 4:00PM

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
Password: 033374