Welcome to the Suicide Prevention Committee
If the community efforts of the Suicide Prevention Committee resonates with you, please consider joining our team! For more information, please contact on of the members below:
- Bridget Britton, Committee Chair | Email | Call (937) 205-6701
- Jodi Salvo, Empower Tusc Coordinator | Email
The Suicide Committee is a group of community members who want to prevent suicide in youth and adults in our communities. We want to bring awareness to strategies to decrease stigma in obtaining behavioral health services. We want to educate on how to help someone who may be having suicidal thoughts. We want to support those who are survivors of suicide loss. This group will be developing goals and action steps for 2022 activities.
988 Suicide & Crisis Hotline
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, 988 provides 24/7 connection to confidential support.
There is Hope. Just call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org #988Lifeline.
In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to be operated through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. SAMHSA sees 988 as a first step towards a transformed crisis care system in America.
In 2020, the U.S. had one death by suicide every 11 minutes. Suicide is a leading cause of death for people aged 10-34 years.
There is hope. Providing 24/7, free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress works. The Lifeline helps thousands of people overcome crisis situations every day.