Suicide Prevention Awareness Virtual Walk - Ashland County MHRB

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Crisis Hotline: (419) 289-6111

Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741

Suicide Prevention & Awareness Virtual Walk

September 21-27, 2020 

The 4th Annual Suicide Awareness & Prevention Walk will be going virtual this year!


Virtual Event Details

Since the walk will be virtual, feel free to walk, run, or jog one mile independently or with friends (social distanced). There is no set timeline to complete your one-mile. The actual “walk” date is September 27, but the event is open from September 21-27 for anyone to share their story on social media.

This is a free event and there is no need to solicit donations. By registering for this free event, you can pick up a t-shirt at the MHRB (1605 CR 1095, Ashland, Ohio) weekdays from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM. We have a limited supply of t-shirts in stock (LAST YEARS STYLE) for early registrants. (SOLD OUT!!! - Thank you so much!)   

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

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 Ashland MHRB's Suicide Prevention & Awareness Virtual Walk 2020.
woman, dog, walking, suicide prevention, awareness, virtual, event

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