We all have a role to play in preventing suicide.

If someone you know is experiencing an emergency

Stark County Crisis Center Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide is complex, but it can be prevented. Seek or learn how to help now.

Risk Factors & Warning Signs

Each year in the United States, people of all ages die by suicide. Approximately 80% have shown warning signs to those around them although they may not make a direct plea for help. Learn what to look out for. Learn the risk factors and signs.

Stark County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Funded by Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery, the Stark County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a partnership of representatives from more than 20 local community organizations working together to save lives. Active members currently include representatives from community advocacy, behavioral health organizations, survivors of suicide loss, social service organizations, human service agencies, government organizations, medical facilities, and educational institutions. We welcome individuals or organizations that would like to join us.

Let’s Talk About It: A Graphic Guide To Mental Health

Prevention starts today. Destigmatize the conversation of mental health.

Open the Conversation

Do you want to talk about mental health, but don’t know how to start with someone you care about? A lot of people do. Sometimes, a simple conversation can be tricky to start! Help is here.

Other Important Information

Save These Crisis Phone Numbers

Crisis Hotline
Anytime at 330-452-6000

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Anytime at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line Text
4hope to 741 741 anytime

Trevor Project Lifeline for LGBTQ youth
Anytime at 866-488-7386

Military & Veterans Crisis Line
Anytime at 1-800-273-8255, press 1

Military & Veterans Crisis Text Line
Anytime at 838255

Mobile Response Team Intervention
Response services help children, young people and adults right where they are.
Dial the Mobile Response Team at 330-452-6000

Youth Suicide Prevention

Every parent would like to believe that suicide is not relevant to them or their family or friends. Unfortunately, it’s all too relevant for all of us. It’s the second leading cause of death for youth age 10-24. Even more disturbing are national surveys that tell us that 17% of high school students admit to thinking about suicide and almost 8% acknowledge actually making an attempt. The unfortunate truth is that suicide can happen to any kid in any family at any time.

Anyone can ask for help

Stark County residents can access behavioral health services regardless of their ability to pay through the Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) Care Network. StarkMHAR funded service providers accept various insurance programs, Medicare and Medicaid. Stark residents that are not covered by one of those options can receive services. Their ability to pay for those services will be determined by their income and could be fully subsidized by StarkMHAR.

Additional Resources