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Monroe County Suicide Prevention Committee
Contact Information:
Monroe County Mental Health Authority     734-243-7340
Clinical and 24-hour crisis line    1-800-886-7340
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline   1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Gabby’s Ladder / Grief Counseling    734-242-8773

Monroe County Suicide Prevention Commitee on FACEBOOK!

Meetings:
The Committee meets at the United Way building at 216 North Monroe St., Monroe. Meetings will be monthly on the 4th Tuesday. Please contact Jayne Davison at 734-915-3828 or Rusty Davis at 734-242-1331 for meeting dates and time.

Purpose/History:
The Monroe Suicide Prevention Committee is a sub-committee of the Monroe County Human Services Collaborative Network. It was formed in 2005 in response to the development of The Michigan Suicide Prevention Plan, developed by the Michigan Suicide Prevention Coalition.   

Michigan's Suicide Prevention Plan was developed to mirror the existing "National Strategy for Suicide Prevention" and aid communities in beginning to develop or in continuing to implement suicide prevention efforts at the local level.

The Monroe Suicide Prevention Committee immediately took on the task of creating awareness in Monroe County that suicide was present and that there was professional help to combat it. The first task was the development of an Action Plan and the identification of areas to be addressed. Through this, the first Suicide Vigil was held September 27, 2005 in Loranger Square.

Since that first vigil, the Committee has continued to work toward community awareness and has developed materials for distribution, tracked suicide through death certificates to focus on factors, and made themselves available to schools, service clubs and any other group that will listen to their message, that suicide is preventable and help is available.

Suicide Prevention Plan
The Monroe County Suicide Prevention Plan was developed to increase awareness regarding signs of suicide and knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies so that the number of suicides and attempted suicides are reduced.

Break a Secret - Save a Life - Keeping a secret about suicide could be deadly

Warning Signs

Evaluation of Suicide Risk

How Blue Are You?
Everyone feels blue or depressed sometimes, but if these painful feelings won’t go away,
you may need help to feel better. The questions inside can help you decide if it’s time to ask for help.

It’s Not Always a Wonderful Life

Article in Monroe Evening News

Contact Information:
Monroe County Mental Health Authority     734-243-7340
Clinical and 24-hour crisis line    1-800-886-7340
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline   1-800-273-8255
Gabby’s Ladder / Grief Counseling    734-242-8773

Committee Chairperson:
M. Jayne Davison, Chairperson, M.A., Professional Counselor, Mercy Memorial Hospital and Gabby’s Ladder Grief Counselor.  734-915-3828  mjdavison@chartermi.net

Monroe County Suicide Prevention Committee Members:
Pam Ackerman
Larry Csokasy
Denise & Lance Crissman
Rusty Davis
Jayne Davison - Chairperson
Gary Douge
Barb Mazur
Josh McCullough
Ida Merrithew
Sandie Pierce
Sgt. Richard Ohanesian
Dr. Vince Rimanelli
Brenda Shopshire
Bonnie Weber
Kaye Lani Wilson



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