Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk - Ashland County MHRB

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Suicide Prevention & Awareness Walk

Sunday, September 26, 2021  from 1:30-4 PM

The 5th Annual Suicide Awareness & Prevention Walk will be in-person and virtual this year. 
The walk begins and ends at the Ashland University Convocation Center.


Event Details

This year, the Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk will take place in person and virtually.

Walk & Silent Watch 

This year, we’re partnering with the Silent Watch taking place all day on September 26th across from Corner Park. We encourage all walk participants to consider including the Silent Watch as part of their journey. You can learn more about the Silent Watch here.

In-Person Walk

Join us for the live walk at the AU Convo from 1:30-4 PM on the day of the event.

Please follow social distancing protocols and be sensitive to other participants who are walking, running, or jogging in the event.

In case of rain, the event will take place inside the Ashland University Recreation Center, located at 1000 King Rd. in Ashland.

Virtual Walk

For those interested in participating via a virtual walk, feel free to walk, run or jog one mile independently or with friends.

This is a free event and there is no need to solicit donations. The first 200 people to register for this free event will get the choice of a t-shirt or water bottle on the day of the walk. We have a limited supply of t-shirts and sizes. 

Let's Get Social!

How to share: 
During or after your one-mile share your thoughts or story to the social media platform of your choice and add #AshlandWalks4Awareness to spread awareness.

  •  Post a picture of yourself walking and include your story or the story of your loved one.
  • Share why you are walking to raise awareness.
  • Go “live” on your own personal channel to talk about the event, how you’re participating, and why it’s important.
  • Share your story. Share about who you’re walking for. Share why you’re passionate about suicide prevention and awareness. 

What are others posting?
You can search for the designated hashtag #AshlandWalks4Awareness on any platform and see what others have shared from their time walking during MHRB of Ashland County's Suicide Prevention & Awareness Virtual Walk 2021.
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If you would like to take the next step, here are a few resources our partners offer:

  • The MHRB offers Suicide Prevention training (QPR) at no cost to any group/organization in Ashland.
  • MHRB funds a Grievers Support Group for those who've lost a loved one to suicide. People who are interested can contact Appleseed for this service.
  • MHRB recently launched a new mobile app called, "Healthy Ashland" with many practical resources to help someone struggling with emotional distress. The app also includes information about crisis services if needed.
  • MHRB promotes "Crisis Text Line" which is available 24/7 to anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide or for someone who needs to make a connection and not feel alone. Text "4Hope" to 741741 to get connected.
  • Additionally, the 24/7 Crisis Line is available for someone in crisis by calling (419) 289-6111


Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County

1605 CR 1095, Ashland, OH 44805
Office: (419) 281-3139
Fax: (419) 281-4988
Crisis : (419) 289-6111


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