Sept. 10

World Suicide Prevention Day

In 2015, 59 people in Stark County died by suicide. Suicide affects people of all ages, gender, race, ethnicity, social and economic class. On September 10, join us as we raise awareness for suicide prevention in Stark County. Wear purple during the day. Light a candle in the window at 8:00 p.m.

Download the Stark County Suicide Report 2015 »

You can also join the “Out of Darkness” Walk to honor and remember loved ones on Sept. 11 at 6:00 p.m. at Westbrook Park (across from the Crisis Center building on 13th Street) in Canton. For questions, call Carole Vesely, Crisis Intervention and Recovery Center, at 330-452-6000.

Know the warning signs

Keep hope alive. Suicide can be prevented. Each year in the United States, people of all ages complete suicide. Of these individuals, approximately 80% have given warning signs to their families, friends and neighbors.

Learn more about Suicide Risk Factors & Warning Signs »


Learn more about the Stark County Suicide Prevention Coalition »