People fighting thoughts of suicide can find help through a number of local agencies:

•?Akron Children’s Hospital Psychiatric Intake Resource Center (PIRC): 330-543-7472. Child and youth 24-hour crisis line: 330-762-0591.

•?SUPPORT hot line (24 hours): 330-434-9144.

•?Lifeline hot line: 800-273-TALK (8255).

•?Survivors of Suicide Support Group: 330-762-3500.

•?Suicide Prevention Coalition: 330-762-3500 or

•?Local hospital emergency rooms.

National Web sites:

•?American Association of Suicidology,

•?American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,

•?Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network,

•?Suicide Prevention Resource Center,

•?Yellow Ribbon,

Source: Summit County Suicide Prevention Coalition.