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The Butler County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Learn the Warning Signs & Prevent Suicide Today!

What Does the Butler County Suicide Prevention Coalition Do?

The Coalition seeks to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide within our community. We engage the community in suicide prevention events and training, increasing the number of people in our county to recognize warning signs of a mental health crisis, and enabling them to respond. The Coalition aligns with the vision of Ohio’s suicide prevention plan to reduce the number of suicides every year until not one life is lost.

Coalition Meetings, Subcommittees and Taskforces

The Coalition meets on the second Thursday of every month 3:00 – 4:30 PM. The meetings are being held hybrid on Zoom and at Envision Partnerships 2935 Hamilton Mason Rd. Hamilton, OH  45011

  • Taskforce to Improve Mental Health in the African-American Community
    • Meets on the 3rd Monday at 3:30 PM VIRTUALLY
    • Contact Kim McKinney at
  • L.O.S.S./D.O.S.S. Steering Committee Team Exploration (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors/ Drug Overdose Survivor Support)
    • Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11:00 AM VIRTUALLY
    • Contact Rhonda Benson at
  • Lethal Means Safety Taskforce
    • Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11:30 AM VIRTUALLY 
    • Contact Josh Jowers at
  • LGBTQ Suicide Prevention Taskforce
  • Parent Resource Distribution Team
  • "A Walk to Remember" Planning Team - short-term planning
    • Planning begins in July.
    • This event occurs during the week of World Suicide Prevention Day- September 10.
    • Contact Kristen Smith at

Want to Learn More About Our Suicide Prevention Coalition?

Are you interested in learning more? Join the coalition email list by contacting Kristen Smith at (513) 868-2100 ext. 228 or 

Local Crisis Hotline Numbers

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the Butler County Crisis Hotline (call or text)


This resource is available 24-hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.