Help Network Campaign to Increase Suicide Prevention Efforts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Help Network of Northeast Ohio unveiled a Western Reserve Transit Authority bus featuring an 18.5-foot-by-8-foot Hope in Motion banner publicizing the 988 suicide and crisis lifeline number at an event Thursday morning.

As part of the event, several of those who attended signed the banner on the bus to show their support.

“The marketing and awareness of 988 is very important. Many people still are not aware that 988 exists as a call number for crisis services,” said Doug Jackson, 988 administrator for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. “In a time of crisis, people aren’t going to be thinking through a 10-digit number to call.”

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