September is National Suicide Awareness Month

Partnerships Seek to Prevent Suicide

On Thursday, Sept. 13, Tim Shryack, Chief Executive Officer of Missouri Ozarks Community Health (MOCH), along with members of CHART and Bikers Against Dumb Drivers (BADD) were presented with proclamations declaring September as National Suicide Awareness Month. Individuals above participating in the event are, from l to r, Nina Carter, CHART; BADD members, Shanna Eaves, Breck Allison, Desiree and Stephen Stewart, president; Mayor David Norman; Tim Shryack, MOCH CEO; Mary Seawald, Options Pregnancy Center; Tammy Collins, Children’s Division MOCH; Becky Gann, Network Director, MOCH; and Judy Shields, CHART.

According to Tim Shryack, Chief Executive Officer of Missouri Ozarks Community Health (MOCH), MOCH is working to expand their Behavioral Health Services through the hiring of additional licensed clinical social workers as well as establish partnerships with behavioral health providers to increase access to mental health services in our communities.

According to the proclamation, together the groups are taking a stand to provide help and information for suicide prevention and awareness.