Suicide Prevention Coalition of Wayne & Holmes Counties

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Wayne and Holmes Counties is made up of volunteers and professionals who are concerned about reducing the number of suicides and attempts in our counties.

The Suicide Prevention Coalition is a program of NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties. For more information, please call 330-264-1590.


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People Affected by a Loved One's Suicide

PALS offers peer support to those dealing with the loss from suicide. PALS is a support group for People Affected by a Loved One’s Suicide. This support group is led by trained facilitators and is open to anyone dealing with a loss by suicide. PALS meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at NAMI, 2525 Back Orrville Road in Wooster, Ohio. For more information, please call 330-264-1590.


If you feel suicidal, get help!

Don’t try to handle it alone. These feelings may not go away without help. Here’s what you can do:

  • Talk to friends, family, a counselor or clergy.
  • Visit your family doctor; they can recommend counseling or medication.
  • For assistance in Wayne and Holmes Counties, call The Counseling Center’s 24-hour Crisis Response Team at 330-264-9029 or toll-free 1-877-264-9029. The phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).
  • Crisis Text line - text "4HOPE" to 741 741 to be connected to a counselor
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The Daily Record of Wooster had an insert on Sunday, September 23, 2018 that was devoted to Suicide Prevention.  Check out the link below for more info.