Stories tagged with: SUICIDE AWARENESS

May 20, 2013 - 6:03pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

A special balloon launch took place Monday at Zane's Landing Park to raise awareness about teen suicide.

Purple, teal and yellow balloons filled the sky to remember those who have been lost to suicide. Mayor Jeff Tilton proclaimed may 20th, as teen suicide awareness day in Zanesville and May to be mental health awareness month. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in teens and the numbers are only growing.

"Suicide rates, among adolescents age 10 to 14 years old, have...

April 26, 2012 - 8:29pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

"With Help Comes Hope" was the theme of Thursday night's Suicide Awareness Banquet.

The event was hosted by members of the Suicide Prevention Coalition at Coburn United Methodist Church in Zanesville.  Dr. Vicki Whitacre said suicide is a preventable problem that took the lives of 16 people in Muskingum County last year.

"I don't think people realize it, because no one talks about it," said Whitacre.  "Suicide is the last taboo.  People are...

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