Suicide Prevention & Awareness Walk
Join the effort to raise awareness and prevent suicide in Ashland County. The annual Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk also remembers those we’ve lost to suicide. It is held annually on the last Sunday of September.
Suicide Walk Details
This annual event is free and open to anyone who wants to remember a loved one or join in to be a mental health advocate in our community. All ages are welcome! You can participate in person as well as joining virtually by sharing your support on social media (hashtag #AshlandWalks4Awareness). The in-person walk begins and ends at the Ashland University Convocation Center. As part of the event, guest speakers from the region will present.
What Will You Experience?
- Engaging and inspirational local speakers
- Suicide prevention resource information
- Connection and fellowship with other friends, family, and community members
- A light meal of soup and bread will follow the walk
- Free t-shirts and other giveaways on a first-come, first-serve basis
This is a no cost event!
Prevention and Support Resources
If you would like to take the next step, here are a few resources offered in our community:
- 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 has a mobile app, 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 the “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.