In Ohio, nearly five people die by suicide each day. Over a 10-year period (2008-2017) Gallia, Jackson, and Meigs Counties ranked in the top ten as highest counties at risk of suicide in Ohio. Where 9 out of 10 counties are in Appalachia.

The average annual rates of suicide per 100,000 in each county were:

  1. Meigs County: 21.46
  2. Jackson Couty: 19.86
  3. Gallia County 17.78

All three counties have come together to collaborate in education, advocacy, support, and prevention with respect for the unique qualities and strengths of these Appalachian communities.

Our mission is to prevent suicide through awareness, education, collaboration, support, improved access to mental health care and community resources.

Marietta Hospice Care, an Amedisys Partner, provides high-quality hospice care. We exceed the national and state average in all three quality of patient care measures CMS uses to measure hospice quality (based on publicly reported CMS Care Compare ratings as of November 2022).

Our team is centered on caring for the whole person – with expert medical care, pain management as well as emotional and spiritual support for you – along with resources, information and emotional support for your family and caregivers. Marietta Hospice team members are available around-the-clock, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Our goal at Shrivers Hospice is to provide care that speaks for itself, so that choosing Shrivers Hospice as your Hospice provider is the least difficult decision that you make during this delicate time.Our goal at Shrivers Hospice is to provide care that speaks for itself, so that choosing Shrivers Hospice as your Hospice provider is the least difficult decision that you make during this delicate time.

Built By the Community, For the Community

Rivers Health, the newest member of Mountain Health Network, is a not-for-profit regional hospital in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Built by the community for the community in 1959, Rivers Health remains true to its original mission today – providing quality health care to residents of Mason and Jackson counties in West Virginia and Gallia and Meigs counties in Ohio.

Our Mission is to provide access to affordable, high quality, integrated health care for all. Our organization offers a wide range of services, which includes comprehensive behavioral health care, dental health care, and primary health care. At HHC, a variety of public and private insurances are accepted in addition to a sliding fee scale for dental health care, primary health care, and some behavioral health care services. Hopewell Health Centers has 22 locations spanning nine counties in Southeastern Ohio. HHC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of patients and individuals from the communities which we serve.

Holzer Health Systems, Inc. provides general medical and surgical hospital services. The Company offers cancer care, cardiology, dental clinic, neurology, maternity, orthopedics, surgery, therapy, and rehabilitation services.

The total continuum of community based behavioral healthcare provided by Health Recovery Services (HRS) for over 45 years is aligned with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) levels of care. This patient-centered criteria sets the acknowledged standard for quality behavioral healthcare that promotes good stewardship of resources while striving to improve consumer outcomes. To those adults, adolescents, seniors and families suffering from the diseases of substance use and/or mental health disorders, HRS is dedicated to offering the services they need to fight the epidemic of addiction and despair that plagues them. Our commitment to serve stems from a core belief system that affirms all are deserving of quality prevention, intervention, treatment and aftercare, regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and ability to pay.