The Wayne-Holmes Suicide Prevention Coalition is made up of volunteers and professionals who are concerned about reducing the number of suicides and attempts in our counties.
The Wayne-Holmes Suicide Prevention Coalition is a program of NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties. For more information, please call 330-264-1590.
Connect with us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WayneHolmessuicidepreventioncoalition
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 the NAMI offices. For more information, please call 330-264-1590.
Local Outreach to Survivors of Suicide Loss
The Wayne-Holmes LOSS Team is a group that will offer support to family members during a suicide crisis. These volunteers are persons who have themselves experienced a loss to suicide and giving loved-ones hope they can survive this type of tragedy. For more information call Helen Walkerly at 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
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.