SSOSPC-Learning Communities (Cohort 1)

Learning Communities

Strengthening & Sustaining Ohio’s Suicide Prevention Coalition Initiative

Cohort 1
Ashtabula County SPC
Mission Statement

The Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board is a county behavioral health board comprised of expert professionals, dedicated volunteers, and concerned community leaders.

Vision Statement

The Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board is committed to bringing the Ashtabula County residents high quality, evidence-based mental health, substance abuse treatment, and prevention services.

About

The Ashtabula County Suicde Prevention Coalition (ACSPC) was formed in the fall of 2011. It was determined that a coalition dedicated to suicide prevention was necessary to address the increasing and complex issue of suicide death in Ashtabula county. The ACSPC is compromised of volunteers from multiple secotrs in the community including mental and behavioral health providers, local hosptial systems, city and county health departments, the Veterans Administration, local college campus, and surviors of suicide loss.

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Augalize County SPC
Mission Statement

To create safer and healthier communities through awareness, education, prevention, and support.

Vision Statement

The vision of PASS is to implement sustainable programs in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin and Union Counties that provide residents the opportunity to live in mental wellness through education and support now and for future generations.

About

The Auglaize County Suicide Prevention Coalition was formed in 2011 and has experienced membership participation from the majority of sectors throughout the community over the years in existence. The coalition meets monthly in Wapakoneta, the county seat of Auglaize County at Coleman Behavioral Health.

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Butler County SPC
Mission Statement

To empower individuals, families and communties to be healthy, happy, safe and drug free.

Vision Statement

Promoting positive behavioral health through a prevention lens.

About

The Butler County Suicide Prevention Coalition was officially established in July 2018 after convening a task force with a goal to work collaboratively for a six-month planning period to gather data, assess current trends nationally, state-wide and locally, and make a plan for how to address suicide prevention in Butler County. The plan’s goals align with the U.S Surgeon General and the Action Alliance’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2012) and the findings of the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services’ Community Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis of Suicide Prevention, Crisis, Treatment, and Postvention Resource and Services (9/17). In August 2018, Coalition members recruited and trained 30 individuals to facilitate QPR Gatekeeper trainings in the county. To date more than 1,500 people have received this vital training. More than 3,000 universal and selective populations have received EBP programs: Lifelines and/or Signs of Suicide (SOS). The inaugural Walk to Remember was held on World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 (September 10). The Coalition has recently had a leadership change and has injected new life, energy and members (including youth and new community sectors).

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Clermont County SPC
Mission Statement

The Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, under local leadership, shall plan and make provision for comprehensive mental health and recovery services that are accessible to all residents of Clermont County and shall evaluate the delivery and effectiveness of these services.

Vision Statement

The Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board is a key player in Clermont County with an integral role in County decisions regarding mental health and addiction treatment and prevention. The Board is called upon for input, leadership, ideas and collaboration. The Board’s role and funded services are recognized as critical to the welfare of community residents and operations of the County.

About

The prupose of the Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition (CCSPC) is to increasea wareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness community-wide and to recude the number of suicides in Clermont County. The coalition was founded in 2004 but has had a resurgance of interest since 2019 due to increasing rates of suicide. The CCPSC is currently developing a comprehensive county-wide strategic plan.

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Cuyahoga County SPC
Mission Statement

To educate the public on suicide prevention strategies, while connecting those touched by suicide to helpful resources in an effort to save lives through the elimination of suicides.

Vision Statement

To save lives in Cuyahoga County through education, prevention, resources and hope.

About

The Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Coalition is composed of organizations, community members and survivors dedicated to instilling hope, raising awareness, providing education and promoting resources in an effort to reduce the incidence of suicide and suicidal behavior in Cuyahoga County. The Coalition membership spans a broad range of community partners including mental health and addiction treatment and recovery agencies, social service, family advocates as well as representatives from the education, healthcare and faith-based community.

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Fairfield County SPC
Mission Statement

Strengthening access to services and programs and enhancing community collaboration by serving as the connection between people in need and resources available.

About

The Fairfield Suicide Prevention Coalition (FSPC) was formed in 2007 in a partnership between the Fairfield County ADAMH Board and Fairfield County 2-1-1. This partnership continues to this day with many additional coalition members joining. Membership includes representation from: the Lancaster Police Department, Meals on Wheeels, Fairfield County Job and Family Services, Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department, Pickerington Local School District, Lancaster School District, Fairfield County Schools, Fairfield County Coroner, New Horizons Mental Health Services, The Recovery Center, Lancaster Fairfiels Community Action Agency, the Fairfiels County Health Department, the Fairfield Community Health Centers, and includes familt members who have experienced a loss from suicide.

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Four County SPC
Mission Statement

The Mission of the Four County Suicide Prevention Coalition is to increase awareness, decrease stigma, and increase people’s ability to seek help aimed at suicide prevention.

Vision Statement

The Four County Suicide Prevention Coalition will work to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships among community partners, in order to provide and promote education and awareness efforts aimed at preventing suicide.

About

The Four County Suicide Prevention Coalition (FCSPC) was formed in 2010 through a funding opportunity provided by the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF). Over the course of its ten-year history, the FCSPC has grown in its development of community partnerships which provide and promote community education and awareness efforts designed at preventing suicide. Current coalition initiatives include Mental Health First Aid, The Four County LOSS Team, CIT Trainings, the Survivors of Suicide Support Group and the Signs of Suicide program among others. The coalition meets monthly and is comprised of various community partners such as area health departments, schools, colleges, hospitals, law enforcement, behavioral health agencies, LOSS volunteers and concerned community members. The FCSPC continues to receive technical and financial support from the OSPF, along with the Four County ADAMhs Board and other community partners who share our mission of preventing suicide through education and awareness.

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Franklin County SPC
Mission Statement

We transform how people think about mental illness, make it easier to get help, and give people the support they need to get better and stay better.

Vision Statement

A community without barriers to achieving mental health where no one feels alone on their road to recovery.

About

In response to the Franklin County suicide rate continuing to climb, The Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH Board) called a series of meetings in 2014 which culminated in a 2015 report describing the increasing problem of suicide in Franklin County and the various efforts across the county attempting to address this problem. Subsequent to those meetings, the Suicide Prevention Workgroup of ten local leaders from seven organizations partnered to revitalize the former Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition (FCSPC) at the request of the ADAMH Board. The group developed a mission, vision, logic model, and proposal for funding which resulted in Mental Health America of Franklin County receiving funding from the ADAMH Board beginning in 2018 to host the FCSPC and hire a full-time coalition director. The FCSPC now has 30 active volunteers from various sectors who collaborate in enhancing communication and coordination of efforts in Franklin County to prevent suicide and bring hope and support to those affected by suicide. The FCSPC brings organizations together with the end goal of enhancing the overall success of our collective suicide prevention and postvention efforts. These efforts include decreasing stigma, increasing awareness of available support, increasing awareness of suicide prevention and management training for professionals and non-professionals, coordinating suicide prevention education, improving suicide data quality, and providing a suicide prevention conference each year.

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Hamilton County SPC
Mission Statement

To develop and manage a continuum of mental health, addiction, and prevention services that have a positive impact on the community, are accessible, results oriented, and responsive to individual and family needs.

About

Due to the increasing impact of suicide on the lives of its residents, the Hamilton County Suicide Prevention Coalition was established in May 2007 to collectively combat suicide through strategies of awareness, intervention, and methodology. The Hamilton County Suicide Prevention Coalition is currently composed of organizations that address suicide prevention through suicide specific services, mental health services, and alcohol and drug services. The work of the coalition is accomplished through supporting activities sponsored by suicide specific, mental health, and alcohol/drug organizations. The coalition assists organizations to reach their target populations and the general public through active participation at community events, publicizing events, and referring persons for services.

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Knox County SPC
Mission Statement

The mission of the Mental Health & Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties is to use Recovery and Resiliency Methodology to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families, and to diminish the problems caused by alcoholism, drug addiction and mental illness for the residents of Licking and Knox Counties.

Vision Statement

The vision of MHR will be accomplished through cost effective contracting with behavioral health providers who use Resiliency Recovery Methodology; and in cooperation with other local systems and citizens through the provision of quality treatment prevention and education for individuals and their families coping with behavioral health challenges.

About

The Knox County Suicide Prevention Coalition (KCSPC) is a partnership of representatives from numerous local community organizations working together to save lives. Active members currently include representatives from community advocacy, behavioral health organizations, survivors of suicide loss, social service organizations, human service agencies, government organizations, and educational institutions. The coalition is open to anyone who would like to join.

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River Hills Prevention Connection
Mission Statement

To serve the community at large with evidence-based mental health promotion and substance  abuse/misuse prevention strategies.

Vision Statement

Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities.

About

The name of our coalition is the River Hills Prevention Connection, and our suicide prevention efforts are made through our Suicide Prevention sub-committee. This coalition meets once a month, with diverse representation from sectors in the community. Further, our other sub-committees, such as the Community Connectedness sub-committee, work towards improving conditions in our area. Following the widely-publicized suicide of Lawrence County Commissioner Bill Pratt in 2018, a greater
focus has been put on suicide prevention in our area. In April 2019, a suicide awareness and prevention walk was organized by our youth-led prevention team, including Commisioner Pratt’s son, the first of many new initiatives we hope to begin in the near future.

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Licking County SPC
Mission Statement

The mission of Mental Health America of Licking County is to promote and continually reinforce mental health and wellness through education, prevention and advocacy, and eliminate the stigma of mental health issues in our community. .

Vision Statement

To live in a culture which continually:
1. Enables mental health awareness, understanding, respect and empathy.
2. Empowers people to live healthy lives and achieve their full potential.
3. Is free of mental health stigma, prejudice or discrimination.

About

The Licking County Suicide Prevention Coalition was established in 2010 to promote awareness that suicide is a Licking County problem and is preventable, therefore reducing the stigma that is often associated with mental illness. Coalition members meet monthly except for July to review county deaths by suicide, LOSS Team calls and suicide prevention efforts that have been provided throughout the county as well as develop strategies to reach out to at risk populations to prevent suicides.

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Lorain County SPC
Mission Statement

The mission of the Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board (MHARS) of Lorain County is to improve the well-being of our community by establishing and maintaining an effective, efficient and quality system of addiction and mental health services in Lorain County.

Vision Statement

Lorain County residents will have access to the most progressive mental health and substance use disorder treatment, prevention and recovery support selvices available.

About

The Lorain County Suicide Prevention Coalition (LCSPC) is a diverse group of community members with a shared interest in reducing and eliminating suicide by Lorain County residents. Since it’s first meeting in 2008, the group has energized child and adult mental health agency staff, advocates and consumers, inapatient hospital staff, substance use services staff, law enforcement, clergy, and others to take action to prevent suicide deaths. The group reviews data and trends, supports interagency collaborations, and launches projects and programs to reach residents who may be at risk for dying by suicide.

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Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot County SPC
About

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is a coalition that is coordinated by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties (the Board). This group meets at the Board office monthly and consists of community members who have shown an interest in getting involved in promoting suicide prevention and education in their communities.

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Summit County Suicide Prevention Coalition
Mission Statement

The mission of the Coalition is to reduce the number of deaths by suicide in Summit County. Based on local, state and national statistics, the coalition has identified target populations of youth, middle-aged men and the elderly. Our goals, in keeping with national suicide prevention goals are to:
1. Increase awareness about suicide as a public health and mental health problem toward reducing stigma and increasing helpseeking behavior.
2. Reduce factors in the community that increase the risk of suicide.
3. Gather data about suicides and suicide attempts and evaluate the effectiveness of programs designed to prevent suicide.

About

The Summit County Suicide Prevention Coalition (SCSPC) was established in December of 2005 in an effort to coordinate local resources, increase awareness of suicide as a public health problem, and educate our community to better recognize when someone they know may be suicidal. The Coalition is made up of committed volunteers from all walks of life including professionals in the areas of health care, mental health, addictions, social services, clergy, education, as well as community members, some of whom have survived the loss of a loved one to suicide, who want to help prevent the tragedy of suicide.

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Union County SPC
Mission Statement

To create safer and healthier communities through awareness, education, prevention, and support.

Vision Statement

The vision of PASS is to implement sustainable programs in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin and Union Counties that provide residents the opportunity to live in mental wellness through education and support now and for future generations.

About

The Union County Suicide Prevention Coalition was formed in August, 2019 as a new initiative with PASS’s move into Union County. The coalition meets monthly in Marysville, the county seat of Union County at the PASS office.

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Wayne/Holmes SPC
Mission Statement

Provide a place of safety where all persons affected by a mental health concern feel accepted and can build hope through peer based programming, and to deliver education, suicide prevention, and support to family members and the community.

About

The Wayne/Holmes Suicide Prevention Coalition is comprised of representatives of the Mental Health & Reocvery Board of Wayne and Holmes Counties, local treatment provider OneEighty, the Wayne County Health Department, the Holmes County General Health District, The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties, local provider Anazao Community Partners, Catholic Charities, and This Step. The Coalition works to increase local awareness of and enhanced ability to respond to individuals and families impacted by suicidal thoughts to minimize the risk and incidence of suicide. This work is achieved through media campaigns, offering trainings and support to community groups and agencies, promoting suicide prevention events and activites, and providing postvention services to those whose lives have been touched by suicide.

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Working together to enhance the work of suicide prevention coalitions across Ohio