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24 Hour Crisis: (419) 289-6111   Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741
Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence: (419) 289-8085

Suicide Prevention and Support

A crisis can come in many forms and can cause you to feel like you are barely able to function. Your situation may involve overwhelming feelings of stress or hopelessness. Perhaps you or a loved one are struggling with depression or some form of mental illness. While these things may feel shameful and embarrassing, know that you are not alone.

At Appleseed, we recognize that you may not be sure how to get back to a healthy life. You may have many questions such as “how can I afford help?” or “will law enforcement get involved?” We are here to help you no matter how sensitive your issue may be.

Help is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, call our 24-hour crisis hotline at 419-289-6111. If you need immediate help, call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room.

Suicide Prevention Training

Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) is an evidence-based training to help anyone learn how to recognize sings and active intervention to prevent suicide. Appleseed staff are certified trainers in the QPR approach to suicide prevention and are available to help individuals and organizations effectively intervene on behalf of suicidal and in-crisis individuals.

  • Question a person about suicide
  • Persuade someone to get help
  • Refer someone to the appropriate resource

Benefits of QPR

  • Learn how to question, persuade, and refer someone who may be suicidal
  • Learn where to get help for yourself or someone else in crisis
  • Learn more about preventing suicide
  • Learn common causes of suicidal behavior
  • Learn the warning signs of suicide

Program Goals

  • Reduce suicidal behaviors
  • Save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training
  • Know the signs of crisis
  • Empower all people
  • Make a positive impact on people's lives

Visit www.QPRinstitute.com for more information. 

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Recent Updates

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is sexual assault awareness month. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reports that every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault can range from harassment to direct physical sexual abuse. Everyone has a role to play in preventing sexual assault. There are many different ways that you can step in or make a difference if you see someone at risk. The key to keeping others safe is learning how to intervene in a way that fits the situation and your comfort level. Do what you can to interrupt the situation. A simple distraction can give the person at risk a chance to get to a safe place.

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