The Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Awareness Coalition of Portage County would like to invite you to our 13th Annual Walk for Hope, which will take place September 8th, 2018. Our Walk for Hope brings together those who have lost a loved one to suicide, along with community members who support the cause and those who would like to learn more about how they can save a life.

The event raises money to fund our local suicide prevention and mental health awareness activities which include: free 90 minute QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training for individuals and groups; local support groups for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, Gun-Lock program at Ministry Health Care Emergency Department and Urgent Care, public information campaigns via signs in all local buses promoting crisis line and text line, collaborating with local schools to provide suicide prevention resources to students, providing free ongoing mental health training to mental health professionals in the community and providing free community presentations on various mental health topics.

A Special Thanks to our 2018 Walk for Hope Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors: 

Business Sponsors:




     Barber's Shoppe 


Sign up online for this year's walk!   OR   Download the Registration Form!


Our Route:

Walk for Hope 2016 Route




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