Learn what you can do to support your friends, family and classmates who are hurting. Suicide is a leading cause of death for adolescents ages 10 to 24 and an unfortunate reality in our community. Together, we can help prevent teen suicide.
Substance use is one of the contributing risk factors that may increase the risk of suicide. Fortunately, substance use is treatable, and recovery is possible. The road to a healthy and hopeful future often starts with professional prevention and intervention services, and resources are available here in Stark County.Read more Emergency
Unfortunately, many young people are victims of bullying. Often bullying is repeatedly carried out by one student toward another and causes emotional or physical harm. This behavior can also occur online through videos, blogs and social media. If you or someone you know is being bullied, contact your school guidance office right away or seek help from another local resource.Read more Emergency
We all have an important role in the mission to end suicide. If you suspect someone you love is at risk, contact law enforcement, a national hotline or a mental health provider right away. Taking action could help prevent a tragedy and save a life. Reach out today for free, confidential guidance and support.Read more Emergency
If you or someone you know is in crisis, it is important to seek help immediately. No matter if you’re struggling with depression, substance use, relationship problems or family turmoil, free and confidential support is available. You are not alone and talking to someone could help save a life.Read more Emergency
If you or someone you know is struggling with feelings of sadness, loneliness or hopelessness, you are not alone. Find local and national mental health resources to help guide you or your loved one toward hope and recovery. Seeking help is a sign of strength and could help save a life.Read more Emergency
While there's no single reason for teen suicide, the emotional pain associated with a breakup can be so severe that young people turn to self-harm. If you or someone you know is struggling to cope with the end of a relationship, find local counseling and support resources. Help is available for anyone who is hurting.Read more Emergency
Growing up can be a challenging and isolating experience, but the good news is, you don’t have to do it alone. No matter the adversity you might be facing, find the encouragement you need to move forward in a positive direction. Stark Help Central is a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for young people of all ages and backgrounds.Read more Emergency