Stories tagged with: Suicide Prevention

October 27, 2014 - 6:10pm
24 weeks 5 days ago

Tony Smith left his home in Virginia in the middle of August on a journey, and that journey is bringing him through Muskingum County.

Smith is running across the country to raise awareness for suicide prevention. He started in Pulaski, Virginia and headed to the east coast and up to New York City before starting his journey west. He said his own struggles with depression as a child led him to attempt this feat.

"I almost took my life when I was 13," said Smith. "...

August 27, 2014 - 3:13pm
33 weeks 3 days ago

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the state of Ohio.

Muskingum County in particular ranks 51 of 88 counties with a suicide rate of 10.6%. Medical Director of the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department, Dr. Vicki Whitacre says while 80% of individuals have contemplated suicide, there are specific groups at higher risk.

"People most significant at risk are white males in the elderly group. They have the highest rate. Our children don't have the highest rate...

December 9, 2010 - 1:43pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

A Harvard study on mental health recently revealed that the rate of suicide is higher in a home that includes a gun. 

Thursday the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office donated 100 gun locks to the Muskingum County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Studies show that in the course of the day nine U.S. children die because of gun fire, some by their own hands.

"We know for the vast majority of young people and adults who think about suicide they probably wanted a way out...

October 9, 2010 - 4:19pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

Every 17 minutes a person in the U.S. commits suicide.

The Human Services Tech club at Zane State College hosted a "Walk of Hope" Saturday morning to help spread awareness about suicide prevention.  

"We want to get out to the community that it's safe to talk about it, it's okay to talk about suicide, that it's not a bad word," said volunteer Christine Pratt.

More than 30,000 people commit suicide every year. It's the third...

October 23, 2009 - 8:52pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

One Zane State club is walking to spread awareness about suicide prevention.

The Human Services Tech Club is holding its first "Walk of Hope," which Club Secretary, Brooke Papageorge says took about three months to put together.

"It's something we put together to help people walk out of darkness for hope and for light, to just take one day at a time and to realize that people do need somebody to talk to. You know, depression really hurts, " says Papageorge....

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