Stories tagged with: SUICIDE AWARENESS

April 30, 2015 - 6:48pm
41 weeks 1 day ago

The annual, Suicide Awareness Banquet was held at Coburn United Methodist Church Thursday evening.

This was the 11th year for the event. We spoke to Jim Still-Pepper, Coordinator for Teen-To-Teen who told us people gathered from 6 different counties to celebrate and promote the human role in preventing those from suffering a death by suicide. Still-Pepper told us more about the evening.

"This has been a highlight event for the last several years and really, people walk away...

May 20, 2013 - 5:03pm
2 years 38 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 - 7:29pm
3 years 41 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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