“Two days ago, I stood right here and presided over the funeral of a young man in our community who died by suicide. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. I am reaching out to you now, asking for your help, so that I never have to do that again.”
Pastor Darrell Shumpert provides a message of hope, sharing advice and resources to support each other as the Lorain County, Ohio, community grieves the loss of a young person to suicide.
Find the resources he mentions here:
Lorain County 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 1-800-888-6161
Non-emergency Navigator (regular business hours): 440-240-7025
Crisis Text Line: text 4hope to 741741 (also available on Facebook)
Requests for training and education on suicide prevention: [email protected] or visit the training page to register for an upcoming event: lcbmh.eventbrite.com
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