called the Jason Flatt Act. It
equips the schools so that they can provide this training. It is a requirement of all
nurses, counselors, teachers and administrators. So, they can identify the
them, and report them.”
says there’s a local support group that can help recognize the
that could lead to suicide.
Prevention Coalition of Washington County is our local contact. I think it’s important to
when a life is lost, there are survivors. So, they also provide counseling to the survivors. Sometimes, just knowing
someone that can come
alongside you and understand the emotions and feelings you’re
enough support in itself.”
the ultimate goal is to keep deeply troubled people from deciding that suicide is the way out.
a very recognizable public health issue. Through education, advocacy, and research, we can greatly
reduce, if not
completely annihilate this.”
The Suicide Prevention
Coalition of Washington
County meets on the first Tuesday of each month at St. Luke’s
Episcopal Church in Marietta. You can call them at (740) 374-6990.
Losing a loved one by suicide can be catastrophic for those left behind. There can be intense pain in not understanding why - what might have been done differently.
The Mid-Ohio Valley Survivors of Suicide Support Group meets along with the Suicide Prevention
Coalition on the first Tuesday of each month. To talk with other local survivors of suicide call (304) 615-6244.