The Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board is actively involved in the Columbiana County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition.
Suicide Prevention Coalition and Related Services
The mission of the Columbiana County Suicide Prevention Coalition is to promote suicide prevention as a public health issue and to reduce factors that contribute to suicide. Coalition members include representatives from The Columbiana County Coroner’s Office, Education, Substance Use Prevention, Mental Health Treatment and Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Recovery, Clergy, Crisis Services, interested community members, and persons who have survived the loss of a loved one to suicide.
Goals of the Coalition include:
Provide awareness, information, and education to reduce stigma, increase identification and response to individuals considering suicide, and normalize help-seeking behaviors.
Implement training and workforce enhancements to prevent suicide.
Target prevention efforts to high risk groups including: youth, middle-aged men, and persons over the age of 65.
Provide follow-up services to those affected by suicide and traumatic deaths.
The Coalition offers free training and consultation to community groups to provide education about how to recognize and respond to someone who may need assistance. The Coalition also operates a Local Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Team to assist families and loved ones who have experienced a loss due to suicide or traumatic death. The LOSS Team is a group of trained volunteers who are available to respond to the immediate needs of survivors. The goal of the LOSS Team is to let families and loved ones know they are not alone and to share information about local resources that can help them deal with their loss.
The Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Group is facilitated by Help Network of Northeast Ohio. It meets the third Thursday of the month at 11:00 a.m., and the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. The meeting location is the Counseling Center, 40722 State Route 154, Lisbon. It provides support to individuals to help them cope with their loss, as well as a safe environment for people who have experienced the same type of loss to connect with each other. It is not intended to be group therapy. Contact Help Network of Northeast Ohio by calling 211 for additional information.
ADAPT Coalition of Columbiana County
The Columbiana County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team’s purpose is to create an environment that is healthy and free of harmful substance use and abuse. The Coalition’s purpose is to motivate the community to promote and support healthy lifestyles for all residents and to eliminate underage use and harmful use of drugs and alcohol.