Need Help?

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-8255

The Trevor Project

24/7 information and support to LGBTQ young people

Text: ‘START’ to 678-678

Call:1-866-488-7386

The Trevor Project | For Young LGBTQ Lives

 

                                                                     Local Help Now

                                                                                      Instantly connect with local service providers                                                                                            for addiction, mental health, and much more.                                                                                          Simply use the interactive directory to find a                                                                                            facility near you.

Need help finding the right RTA bus route to your nearest support location?

Access the Trip Planner using Google Maps here: RideTime | Greater Dayton RTA (i-riderta.org

Programs for life’s evolving challenges.

myStrength offers evidence-based support for many types of emotional and physical challenges.

  • Reducing stress

  • Improving sleep

  • Managing depression

  • Managing anxiety 

  • Mindfulness & meditation

  • Balancing intense emotions

  • Pregnancy & early parenting

  • Managing chronic pain

Build a healthier mind for a stronger you: Get a flexible and comprehensive digital program with proven tools and dedicated support for stress, depression, sleep and more. Get started with myStrength today. https://mystrength.com/go/MCADAMHS/OldNorthDaytonMural

 

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Knowing the signs of suicide can save a life

Do you need help? Can you help a friend? Knowing the signs of suicide can save a life. Most people who take their lives exhibit one or more warning signs, either through what they say or what they do.

Talk

 

  • Killing themselves

  • Feeling hopeless

  • Having no reason to live

  • Being a burden to others

  • Feeling trapped

  • Unbearable pain

Behavior

  • Substance Use

  • Looking for a way to end their lives

  • Withdrawing from activities

  • Isolating from family and friends

  • Sleeping too much or too little

  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye

  • Giving away prized possessions

  • Aggression

  • Fatigue

Mood

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Loss of interest

  • Irritability

  • Humiliation/Shame

  • Agitation/Anger

  • Relief

Want more training on what to look for and how to help?

Check out free mental health trainings in Montgomery County here: Welcome to Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Mental Health Services, OH (mcadamhs.org)

Artist Statement

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I have lived and worked in Dayton my whole life. I love this city and don't plan on leaving anytime soon. Old North Dayton has become more familiar with me over the past few years. It's hard to pass up a Dalton burger from Charlie's, I tell anybody that will listen about the printmaking co-op,, and who doesn’t love the Amber Rose. Through my work now in construction, I deal a lot with the business and people around Dayton while on job sites, and have really seen a lot of positive growth for a city and it's people that deserve it.

 

When coming up with the mural, I felt like mental wellness, and suicide prevention were difficult to conceptalize into the artwork. Difficult because of the seriousness of the subject. I wanted to emphasize an aspect of mental health that I felt was important, community. Community is important because, when struggling with mental health, one can feel alone, and helpless. As a community connected to one another, we can help each other and show that we all complete each other, and it gets better. 

- Tyler Mack

Dedication Gallery

MCPC President, Matt Tepper
MCPC President, Matt Tepper

Sharing the importance of participation from the perspective of a community member.

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Dayton Mayor Elect, Commissioner Jeffrey Mims Jr.
Dayton Mayor Elect, Commissioner Jeffrey Mims Jr.

Speaking about the importance of mental health efforts across Montgomery County.

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MCPC President, Matt Tepper
MCPC President, Matt Tepper

Sharing the importance of participation from the perspective of a community member.

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