Suicide prevention for Stark County children, teens and young adults

By Max Doll on January 4, 2019

Don’t discount simple solutions

Sometimes the best thing to do for suicide prevention is to have a direct conversation. Ask a blunt question like, “Are you feeling suicidal?” and really listen to the answer. It might sound basic, but people just want to be heard and to feel like they matter. Watch the video below to learn more.

“You don’t have to have all the answers. You just have to be there.”
Illustration of Children and Young Adults

If someone you know is hurting, don’t stop encouraging them to seek support. There is a community rooting for them to keep going. Anyone can text 4hope to 741741 or call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 to get help immediately, or they can search for resources right here on

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