Suicide Prevention Plan for Ohio Webinar

Suicide Prevention Plan for Ohio

Downloads mentioned in the webinar are available below the video.

Recorded April 1, 2020

Presented by Michelle Price, Director of Community Engagement at the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation


The Suicide Prevention Plan for Ohio is the result of a statewide effort to guide Ohio’s suicide prevention efforts. Diverse stakeholders partnered, with the support of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, with state and county agencies, private providers, philanthropic entities, local coalitions, and advocacy voices – most importantly those of families and suicide survivors – to craft a plan to mobilize and align efforts to prevent suicide. The resulting plan sets out actions to be implemented over the next three years. While focused, the plan will remain dynamic going forward. As policies or other operating conditions change, and as results indicate where adjustments may be needed, planners will stand ready to adapt and edit goals, objectives, and action steps to prevent suicide. The plan directs energy, focus, and resources to attaining its vision and outcomes by implementing specific goals and objectives. The objectives identified in the plan were informed by data, evidence-based approaches, and lessons learned from current practice. Any suicide prevention strategy not specifically called out in the plan or listed as part of a goal workplan also remains important to an overall initiative that blankets Ohio. As a collective impact effort, asking everyone involved in preventing suicide to focus on priority strategies will help to achieve the overall, shared vision of reducing the number of suicides every year until not one life is lost.

About the presenter

Michelle Price

Michelle is responsible for the support and cultivation of suicide prevention coalitions in Ohio, providing one-on-one support, resources and funding opportunities.

She was drawn to suicide prevention through personal experience with depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. She began her career as a suicide prevention educator at Helpline of Delaware and Morrow Counties, Inc., sharing the Signs of Suicide program with middle school and high school students. Later she became the suicide prevention program manager, coordinating prevention education in both counties and serving as coalition chair for the Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition. There she facilitated a Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, as well as collaborated with community mental health and suicide prevention partners.

Michelle is a certified QPR and Working Minds instructor, is trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), and is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant. She received her bachelor’s degree in comparative religion from The Ohio State University.