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First Responder QPR Instructor Course

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) funds evidence-based Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Instructor training for Ohio first responder agencies. It […]

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First Responder QPR Instructor Course – Self Study

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) funds evidence-based Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Instructor training for Ohio first responder agencies. It […]

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QPR Training

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer: the three simple moves anyone can learn to help save a life from […]

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VitalCog: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

VitalCog trains organizations to proactively address the early warning signs of suicide in the workplace. Just as organizations have realized […]

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First Responder QPR Instructor Course

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) funds evidence-based Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Instructor training for Ohio first responder agencies. It […]

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The Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

THE OHIO SUICIDE PREVENTION FOUNDATION (OSPF) invites you to this 1-day role-play workshop designed to train mental and behavioral health providers […]

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QPR Training

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer: the three simple moves anyone can learn to help save a life from […]

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VitalCog: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

VitalCog trains organizations to proactively address the early warning signs of suicide in the workplace. Just as organizations have realized […]

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Convo CALM

Convo CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means) is a shorter version of CALM that has been developed by experienced […]

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First Responder QPR Instructor Course

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) funds evidence-based Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Instructor training for Ohio first responder agencies. It […]

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Event in Boardman focuses on protecting the elderly from abuse

Breakout sessions covered a variety of topics including cognitive changes in people as they age, the impact hoarding can have […]

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Common Myths About Men’s Mental Health 

June is Men’s Health Month Stephanie Beougher Communications Director Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) stephanie.beougher@ohiospf.org 614.429.1528 ext. 113 Ohio, June […]

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Changing the Course on Suicide: The Launch of a New National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

Date: June 06, 2024  By: Brandon J. Johnson, MHS, MCHES, Chief, Suicide Prevention Branch, Center for Mental Health Services and Katie W. Deal, MPH, […]

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How an Ohio State team psychiatrist helped change Kirk Herbstreit’s college football career

Colin Gay, Columbus Dispatch For Kirk Herbstreit, Ohio State football was his “everything.”  A former five-star quarterback out of Centerville and […]

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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline of Ohio is Available 24/7/365

By: Cincy Lifestyle Staff In times of emotional distress, you now have a lifeline: 988. Crisis looks very different from one […]

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Training Helps Employers Approach Those Considering Suicide

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As suicide rates rise, particularly among older white men, the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board […]

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Agriculture workers have one of the highest suicide rates of any industry in the country

The CDC says the agriculture industry has the fourth highest suicide rate. Ty Higgins, the Ohio Farm Bureau spokesperson, said […]

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Experts emphasize difficult conversations during Mental Health Awareness Month

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — May is Mental Health Awareness Month and advocates say it’s a time to shine a light […]

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Ohio suicide deaths rose in 2021 after two-year decline

This article discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call or text 988 […]

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Suicide prevention program ‘Sources of Strength’ makes positive impact at Cuyahoga Falls High School

Spectrum News 1   https://spectrumnews1.com/oh/cleveland/news/2023/01/19/suicide-prevention-program–sources-of-strength–makes-positive-impact-at-cuyahoga-falls-high-school?cq_ck=1675112813289#   Cuyahoga Falls High School students wrote positive messages on clothespins before distributing them during […]

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