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Mental health or substance abuse crisis? Call 988

NBC4i https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/mental-health-or-substance-abuse-crisis-call-988/ Ohio’s new 988 number for those experiencing mental health or addiction crises is up and running. Launched on Saturday, Ohioans dealing […]

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Don’t suffer in silence: Resources to prevent suicide

NBC4i https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/dont-suffer-in-silence-resources-to-prevent-suicide/  Ohio mental health specialists are reminding everyone you are not alone. The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation says one […]

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From cops to counselors: How Ohio’s 988 crisis number will work

NBC4i https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/columbus/from-cops-to-counselors-how-ohios-988-crisis-number-will-work/ 9-8-8 will soon become Ohio’s go-to number for mental health crises, all while attempting to divert care from […]

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Ohio organization shining light on LGBTQ+ suicide prevention

NBC4i https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/columbus/ohio-organization-shining-light-on-lgbtq-suicide-prevention/ June is Pride Month and the local LGBTQ+ community is shining a light on a serious issue many […]

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Opinion: ‘I’m never going to be the same, am I?’ Book helps those who lost someone to suicide

The Columbus Dispatch https://www.dispatch.com/story/opinion/columns/guest/2022/01/18/what-resources-there-those-who-lost-loved-ones-suicide/9191003002/ In January 2020, while attending the funeral of a young teen who died by suicide, I […]

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Suicide prevention group teams up with Bengals to Kick the Stigma

NBC4i https://www.nbc4i.com/news/state-news/bengals-ohio-agency-team-up-to-kick-stigma-of-mental-health/ The Cincinnati Bengals and Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) are partnering to promote a new campaign focused on mental health and suicide […]

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Suicide in Ohio: Conversations with Youth

A conversation with NBC4i concerning youth and suicide in Ohio.

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Starting Conversations about the Difficult Subject of Suicide

NBC4i https://www.nbc4i.com/daytime-columbus/starting-conversations-about-the-difficult-subject-of-suicide/ Candid discussions on difficult topics are often the ones many people try to avoid. But when it comes […]

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Suicide Investigator position at Franklin County Coroner’s Office first of its kind

NBC4i https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/columbus/suicide-investigator-position-at-franklin-county-coroners-office-first-of-its-kind/ Central Ohio advocates hope a first of its kind position will help pave the way for suicide prevention. […]

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Non-Profit 33 Forever Turns Parents Pain of Loss into Purpose

 NBC4i https://www.nbc4i.com/daytime-columbus/non-profit-33-forever-turns-parents-pain-of-loss-into-purpose/  Losing a child is an unimaginable pain for any parent. But when Donna and Jeff Heck lost their […]

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