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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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Suicide Prevention in the Black Community Summit

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation is proud to host the 2nd Annual Suicide Prevention in the Black Community Summit. At […]

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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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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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Events

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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Events

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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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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Calls, texts and chats pouring into new 988 mental health helpline

Fox 10 Phoenix https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/calls-texts-and-chats-pouring-into-new-988-mental-health-helpline When Jamieson Brill answers a crisis call from a Spanish speaker on the newly launched national […]

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Hilliard family sues Amazon for selling product that led to 16-year-old’s death by suicide

NBC4i https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/hilliard-family-sues-amazon-for-selling-product-that-led-to-16-year-olds-death-by-suicide/ A Hilliard family is accusing Amazon of selling a product to their 16-year-old daughter that their attorneys say […]

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A journey from abuse & despair, to healing & inspiration

NBC4i https://www.nbc4i.com/daytime-columbus/a-journey-from-abuse-despair-to-healing-inspiration/ Coping with one extreme trauma is difficult enough. Dealing with a lifetime of physical, verbal, and sexual abuse […]

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Ohio artists’ works reflect on suicide, mental health as part of inaugural fundraiser

The Columbus Dispatch https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/local/2022/09/28/art-to-explore-suicide-mental-health-at-ohio-foundations-fundraiser/65474742007/ Amid the worst months of her husband’s rapid mental health decline, Julie Leonard recalls waking up […]

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How gun shops are trying to reduce suicide by firearm

NBC4i https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/how-gun-shops-are-trying-to-reduce-suicide-by-firearm/ A first-of-its-kind statewide campaign is partnering with a unique sector to end suicide: gun owners in Ohio. About 10 […]

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