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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.

Inviting all Faith Leaders in the African-American Community

The Taskforce to Improve Mental Health in the African American Community presents the Greater Cincinnati Faith and Mental Health Collaborative. The opening event: 

Restoring Connections is on April 21, 8 AM-2 PM at Miami University Voice of America Learning Center 7847 VOA Park Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069.

This free event is offered to increase collaboration between mental health and faith leaders while providing education to faith leaders surrounding mental health. Faith leaders have been “front line heroes” during the pandemic and its aftermath. This ongoing Collaborative has been formed to increase mental health support specifically to faith leaders and begins with this event:  Restoring Connections. The program is offered at no cost to participants and includes breakfast and lunch.

Register here using this link 

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.