FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
For more information contact: Ashley Garrett at 937-642-1212
Suicide Coalition Begins Support Group for Family Members

(Marysville, OH, 1/5/09) People whose lives have been touched by the loss of someone to suicide are invited to participate in a new support group sponsored by the Union County Suicide Prevention Task Force. The first Survivors of Suicide (SOS) support group meeting will be held on January 19 from 7 to 8:30 PM in the Civic Room at the Memorial Hospital Cafeteria, 500 London Avenue.

Future meetings will be held at the same time and location on the third Monday of every month. No reservation is necessary to attend. People who have experienced the death of another person to suicide no matter how long ago are encouraged to participate.

"We hope the group will give people a forum for sharing their grief and connecting with others affected by suicide," said Mike Witzky, Executive Director, Union County Mental Health & Recovery Board. "The SOS group is just one component of a comprehensive suicide prevention, intervention and postvention program being established to address the issue of suicide in Union County."

A countywide Suicide Prevention Task Force of interested citizens welcomes anyone interested to participate. The coalition meets from 7 to 9 PM on the second Monday of every month