Mission Statement

To instill hope, support healing, provide education and preserve life.


About the Coalition

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Logan and Champaign Counties started in 2005 and continues on with the important work of local suicide prevention. The Coalition is devoted to raising awareness around the important topic of suicide prevention, the impact suicide has on our community, as well as supporting families that have been touched by suicide.


The Coalition’s work towards Prevention and Awareness includes:

  • Monthly Coalition meetings, 1st Tuesday of every month 3-4:30 pm at the West Liberty office of TCN Behavioral Health.

  • The promotion and coordination for mental health screening in local schools

  • Awareness campaigns thru community events and media campaigns

  • Collaboration with local stakeholders, including local churches, schools, law enforcement and community organizations, and businesses for prevention and awareness efforts

  • Provide speakers and training's to any interested groups or organizations


Our Coalition is also deeply committed to Suicide Postvention, supporting those families touched by suicide. Our community was the first in Ohio to offer a LOSS Team response, which is a trained group of volunteers that can respond to a family at the time of their loss to offer immediate support, resources, and information as well as connect families to other local survivors. This response is done in collaboration with local law enforcement agencies and Coroners' offices.


The Coalition’s work towards suicide Postvention includes:

  • LOSS Team Responses for family and loved one’s

  • The Survivor of Suicide Support Group (SOS) meets monthly at the West Liberty office of TCN Behavioral Health, 1521 North Detroit Street, on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00 pm.  

  • The creation of a ‘Memory Quilt’ to be displayed throughout the community

  • SOS Memory Walk, Ohio Caverns (September)

  • Annual Awareness Ceremonies in each County, September


For more information contact us.



The Events sub-committee works to plan and carry out numerous events each year to help raise awareness for suicide prevention in Logan and Champaign counties. These events are also a means of support and an opportunity for healing for survivors-those who have lost a loved one to suicide. For more information contact Stephanie Ketchell at sketchell@tcn.org



The Survivor sub-committee works to identify and provide additional support services to local survivors; including, quarterly survivor newsletters and condolence and anniversary mailings and phone calls. For more information contact Cecilia Yelton at cyelton@mhdas.org