Hope Alliance

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The Monroe County HOPE Alliance Coalition consists of community members from the surrounding area working toward the common goal of substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, and human exploitation prevention. We welcome anyone who might be interested in helping us create change. 

                                                                  The HOPE Alliance website can be found here:  HOPE Alliance (Monroe County)


Coalition Meetings
HOPE Alliance coalition meetings are held at Monroe County OSU Extension office or through Zoom every 1st Thursday of the month at 1:00pm.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 995 1733 0912
For more information, please feel free to contact us at: mchopealliance@gmail.com

Medication Drop Off Sites
Monroe County, Ohio

Bellwood Drugs
135 S Main Street
Woodsfield, OH 43793
Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.  Please dispose of any unused or expired medications at one of these designated medication droff off sites.  For other locations or to receive a disposable pouch, please contact our coalition for more information.

Warning Signs of Suicide
Often talking or writing about death, dying or suicide
Making comments about being hopeless, helpless or worthless
Expressions of having no reason for living; no sense of purpose in life; saying things like "It would be better if I wasn't here" or "I want out."
Increased alcohol and/or drug misuse
Withdrawal from friends, family and community
Reckless behavior or more risky activities, seeminglywithout thinking
Dramatic mood changes
Talking about feeling trapped or being a burden to others

Risk Factors for Suicide
Previous suicide attempt(s)
A history of suicide in the family
Substance misuse
Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)
Access to lethal means (e.g., keeping firearms in the home)
Losses and other events (for example, the breakup of a relationship or a death, academic failures, legal difficulties, financial difficulties, bullying)
History of trauma or abuse
Chronic physical illness, including chronic pain
Exposure to the suicidal behavior of others

Community Resources
CRISIS TEXT LINE (24-Hour Crisis Counseling)
Text “HOME” to 741741

Ohio CareLine (Toll-Free Emotional Support Call Service)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24hours)

The Trevor Lifeline (24/7 Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Persons under 25)

Mental Health and Recovery Board(MHRB) of Belmont County
Phone: 740-695-9998
Crisis Hotline: 1-800-354-4357

Southeast, Inc. Crisis Services

The National Council on Problem Gambling

Problem Gambling Network of Ohio