September 10, 2018

World Suicide Prevention Day

In 2016, 77 people in Stark County died by suicide and more than half of Stark County residents who completed suicide had a mental health or substance use disorder. On Monday Sept. 10, wear purple during the day and light a candle in the window at 8:00 p.m. Join us at the Survivor’s of Suicide Walk on Sunday, Sept. 9 to honor and remember loved ones at 6:00 p.m. at Westbrook Veterans Memorial Park on 13th Street NW in Canton.

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 »

Join the Stark County Suicide Prevention Coalition, a partnership of more than 20 local organizations and community members, who meet monthly to save lives. Learn more about the Stark County Suicide Prevention Coalition »