Suicide Prevention Awareness

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Throughout Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (September) and all year long, the Wellness Connection provides ways through which you can get involved, support a friend, or help yourself to be well.

Contact Health Educator, Ashley Hartman, to learn more. ashthom@bgsu.edu | 419.372.4584

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Take 5 to Save Lives in an international campaign that encourages everyone to complete several action steps under 5 important themes to help prevention suicide. The themes are: LEARN, KNOW, DO, TALK, and SHARE. Be part of this campaign by sharing your “Take 5 to Save Lives” actions.

Learn More about Take 5 to Save Lives Online

Action Steps you can do to Make a Difference

  • LEARN: Take a few minutes to LEARN the warning signs, risk factors, and protective factors of suicide.
  • KNOW: KNOW how to find help and support for yourself and others who may be suicidal.
  • DO: Preventing suicide requires action. Everyone can DO something to get involved in the suicide prevention movement.
  • TALK: TALKing about suicide does not put the idea of suicide in someone’s head. It can be a lifeline.
  • SHARE: SHARE Take 5 to help spread the word about one of the most important public health issues of our time.

Be part of this campaign by sharing your “Take 5 to Save Lives” actions.

  • All participants receive a FREE mental health advocate kit.
  • Faculty, staff, and students can participate.
  • Actions must be completed between September 1 - 30.
  • Submissions are due by Friday, October 14.
Link to Action Steps Submission Form

Suicide Prevention Awareness Related Events 

If you are struggling with your mental health, contact the Counseling Center. An on-call counselor available at 419-372-2081 for crisis situations from 8:00 a.m. to 5pm Monday-Friday. You can also utilize the Wood County Crisis Line at 419-502-4673 after Counseling Center business hours. Wood County Crisis Line is a 24 hours, 7 days a week crisis resource for folks in Wood County. Crisis Text Line-Text HOME to 741741 for a crisis counselor or text STEVE to 741741 for a culturally competent crisis counselor. You can also text or dial 988 to be connected to a crisis counselor 24/7.

Updated: 09/14/2022 04:04PM