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



Local evidence-based training and online training.

Online Screening

Do you not “feel like yourself”? Are you going through some difficult life changes? Take a mental health screening to find out if you should seek additional support. By seeking help earlier, you can help reduce the severity of your symptoms and their impact on your life.

Suicide Reporting Guidelines

Safe messaging is a critical suicide prevention strategy, including messaging following a death by suicide. The American Association of Suicidology, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Ohio University, released  evidence-based recommendations for media organizations and journalists. Access the toolkit

Suicide Prevention Mobile App for High School Students

Kognito offers a free App for high school students to help them learn skills for supporting a friend who may be struggling. “Friend2Friend” teaches suicide prevention skills using an interactive format and is available in the Apple Store and Google Play

Firearms Safety

Columbus Public Health compiled a list of agencies that provide gun locks and lock boxes for sage storage.

The Buckeye Firearms Association and LOSS Community Services are partnering to provide free resources and training on suicide prevention for gun owners and gun shops. More information on protecting your family and/or customers is available on the LOSS Community Services website.

Educational Handouts and Links

Suicide Warning Signs and How to Respond
Fact Sheet, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Suicide Prevention and Research

Your Child has Thought about Ending Their Life – What’s Next?
Fact Sheet, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Suicide Prevention and Research

Learn to ACT® 
Learn the warning signs of suicide and what you can do to help yourself and others

Suicide Prevention Competencies for Faith Leaders

Prevention Handout in Spanish – NIMH

Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters Peer Support Services 

Law Enforcement Toolkit

 Developed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Resources for schools, colleges, universities, health systems, and other settings.