Suicide Prevention Awareness Coalition

Community collaboration shared with the concern of 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 formation 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 of 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...

Becky Bujwid

Kate DuBois

Molly Marshall

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 to promote awareness and education around mental health. It is a team effort to help with addressing the mental health needs of our community and I look forward to continuing engaging community partners to further this work.

Lin Montgomery

Emily Sommers

Hello, I'm Emily Sommers. I have been a licensed clinical social worker for 15 years and am a Guidance Counselor at Jennings County High School. I love to help people be the best possible version of themselves! I joined the Jackson County Suicide Prevention Coalition to help raise awareness about suicide prevention and ensure that our county residents know of resources available to them should they or their friends and families need them.

Heather Vondielingen

2021 Mental Health America of Jackson County