Suicide Prevention Awareness Coalition
Community collaboration with the concern about the suicide rate in Jackson County led to the formation of our suicide prevention awareness coalition, A.L.I.V.E. (Awareness; Listening; Informative; Vigilance; Engaged). Since the construction of this coalition, a community toolkit assessment (list name here) was completed to help guide the coalition with the future work in helping Jackson County become mentally healthier. In September 2020, our first Suicide Prevention Awareness Campaign was launched in Jackson County. Mental health referral rack cards were distributed both digitally and paper copies and suicide prevention lifeline information was displayed in both Seymour and Brownstown.
A.L.I.V.E. Coalition Members
Meet our A.L.I.V.E. Coalition Members...
Kate is employed with Seymour Community School Corporation where she has served as a counselor and school administrator. Kate is the mother of two sons, Zachary and Xavier, and wife to her patient and kind husband, Wes. Kate is a graduate of Perry Central High School. She has attended Indiana State University, Columbus State University, and Ball State University. Kate holds certification as a school counselor, school administrator, and Indiana educator, and is a nationally certified counselor. She is passionate that every individual is afforded the opportunity for success and is vigilant in the fight to remove any barriers that stand in the way.
I am the Health and Human Sciences Educator with Purdue Extension in Jackson County. It is an honor to serve on the Suicide Prevention Coalition and promote awareness and mental health education. It is a team effort to help address the mental health needs of our community. I look forward to continuing to engage community partners to further this work.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Campaign September, 2020
Supporting Businesses of 2020
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