Mental Health Resources & Suicide Prevention

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Youth Suicide Prevention Resources

Locks Save Lives

The Dublin Police has partnered with Columbus Public Health to distribute lock boxes to help limit access to lethal means in homes.

Limiting access to lethal means, such as firearms and medications, is an effective way to save the life of someone who is experiencing a suicidal crisis.

Call the Dublin Police’s non-emergency number: 1.614.889.1112 to ask for a lock box.

Follow these steps to help keep young people safe:

Connect Right Away

If your child or teen makes statements about death, dying, self-harm, harming another or makes an attempt to end their life or another person’s life, listen and take ALL comments and attempts seriously and use these resources.

  • Call 911 for immediate medical or safety
  • Visit the nearest emergency room
  • Netcare Access for Crisis Assistance: 614.276.2273
  • Franklin County Suicide Prevention line: 614.221.5445
  • Franklin County Youth Psychiatric Crisis Line: 614.722.1800
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255

Closely Supervise Your Child

Provide close supervision of your child or teenager.

  • Observe and pay attention to any changes in mood and behavior
  • Keep bedroom doors open
  • Do not allow your child alone in any room without the door open
  • Do not allow your child to visit other homes unless there is close adult supervision
  • Talk with your child’s school or workplace to discuss supervision and safety needs
  • Frequently check in on your child and let them know you are available to listen when ready

Safety-Proof Your Home

Reducing or limiting access to lethal means, such as firearms and medications, can determine whether a child or teen at risk for suicide lives or dies.

  • It is very important that all knives, firearms and ammunition be removed from the home. If that is not possible, lock these items and store ammunition in a separate place from the firearm.
  • Search your house and your child’s room for any items that could be harmful (sharp objects, cleaning supplies, alcohol, belts, power tools, etc.).
  • Secure or remove ALL medications (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, vitamins, supplements, etc.).
    • “Out of Reach” is not enough in this situation; these items must not be accessible. It is possible that these items may need to be removed from the home for an extended period of time. A safety lock or lock box is recommended for all medication in the home.
  • Be conscious of other potentially harmful items in the home such as plastic bags, belts and cords of any kind (electric cords, window blind cords, etc.).
  • Do not allow your child to have access to a car without adult supervision. Take a teen’s keys until necessary.

Suicide Prevention Resource Guide

The City of Dublin and Dublin Police are proud to partner with local mental health providers to ensure Dubliners know who to talk to in a crisis. This digital Suicide Prevention Resource Guide connects you with local and regional organizations focused on providing mental health support to everyone in our community.

What to Do If Someone Is Talking about Suicide

  • If you are in crisis, call 911 to contact the Dublin Police.
  • Call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
    • The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress as well as prevention and crisis resources.
  • Another option is to text 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.
    • Connect with a crisis counselor 24/7 for free 
    • Anyone in crisis can text HOME to 741741 for English and AYUDA to 741741 for Spanish support. The service is also available on WhatsApp at 443-SUPPORT for English and 442-AYUDAME for Spanish.

How to Speak with Someone about Suicide Prevention

The biggest myth about suicide is that if you talk with someone about suicide, it will put the idea in their head. It has the opposite effect because candidly addressing suicide can make people realize that if they can talk about it, then maybe there’s another way to deal with the concerns they are having.

If someone is talking about suicide,

  • Make sure they know they are not alone.
    • Say something, such as, “This is really important, and I want to make sure you have the support you deserve. Can I go with you to talk to someone?”
  • Don’t offer to keep someone’s suicidal thoughts a secret.
  • If you have a concern about a person’s safety but don’t know how to talk to them directly, reach out to someone else.

Mindfulness — Being mindful goes a long way. Working to center yourself can help create good coping skills before you’re in crisis. Encourage yourself or someone who has had suicidal ideation to have a conversation about life when things are going well in order to build those skills.

Reducing Stigma in Dublin

Practice saying the words: “Are you thinking about suicide?”

  • It’s not a comfortable thing to say, but it’s important to prepare yourself to be in the position to help others when necessary.

Sign the Dublin Suicide Prevention Pledge to commit to

  • Talk openly with others about mental health and suicide
  • Tell someone if I’m struggling and need help
  • Know the suicide warning signs in others
  • Keep learning about mental health issues
  • Fight to end the stigma around mental health conversations

Local Support Groups and Health Providers

Addiction Rehab: Find information about a variety of drug rehab and therapy services and resources local to Dublin. Visit the website

Alcoholics Anonymous: Find local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting locations and information about addiction treatment and facilities. Visit the website

Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County: ADAMH helps Franklin County residents find the right places to turn for affordable, quality alcohol, substance use disorder and mental health services. These services are provided by more than 35 not-for-profit contract agencies located in neighborhoods throughout the county. Visit the website

Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition: The Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition (FCSPC) aims to increase communication, coordination, and collaboration efforts in Franklin County to prevent suicide and bring hope and support to those affected by suicide. The coalition bridges organizations together with the end goal of enhancing the overall success of collective suicide prevention efforts. These efforts include decreasing stigma, increasing awareness of available support, and coordinating suicide prevention training. The FCSPC offers support to local businesses and organization with implementing the National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention. The FCSPC is hosted by Mental Health America of Ohio and funded by the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County. Visit the website

LOSS Community Services: LOSS Community Services is made up of both staff and a large number of volunteers, many of whom are survivors of a suicide loss. LOSS exists to offer hope to the bereaved, empowering them so they can thrive. LOSS provides resources, support and understanding immediately after a suicide loss and for the months and years that follow. LOSS also facilitates evidence-based suicide prevention training sessions. Visit the website

Mental Health America of Ohio: Mental Health America of Ohio (MHAOhio) is an affiliate of Mental Health America, the country’s leading organization dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. MHAOhio supports the Central Ohio community by guiding people to mental health services that may not otherwise be accessible. MHAOhio believes in inclusivity and works with all people and their families through each step on the path to wellness, from making initial referrals, to providing free mental health services, to helping maintain stability and productivity once they are achieved. Visit the website

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings: Find local Narcotics Anonymous meeting locations and information as well as 24/7 guidance and resources from Visit the website

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation: The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) is a not-for-profit organization that works to bring about changes in attitudes and perceptions surrounding suicide and its relationship to mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, and other issues. OSPF supports community-based efforts that reduce stigma, promote education and increase awareness, resources and programs that lessen the risk of suicide. Resources available to businesses and organizations include mental health campaign materials and evidence-based training sessions. Visit the website

Workplace Suicide Prevention: Workplace Suicide Prevention provides support with implementing the National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention. Businesses and organizations can receive support by pledging to take action and joining the national community of practice focused on workplace suicide prevention. Visit the website

Sign the Dublin Suicide Prevention Pledge

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