Suicide Prevention Coalition of

Calhoun County

We can all help prevent suicide. Every year mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month.

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Working toward zero suicide deaths

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Calhoun County (SPCCC) is a community partnership led by Summit Pointe with a mission to reduce the number of suicide deaths. SPCCC has aligned its goals with the State of Michigan and Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention.


  1. EDUCATION – Increase community education, training, and awareness, framing suicide as a preventable public health issue
  2. SUPPORT – Increase supports for those directly impacted by suicide deaths, attempts, and thoughts
  3. SAFETY – Promote lethal means reduction and safety
  4. COMMUNITY-DRIVEN – Enhance state and local collaboration, and improve data collection to ensure efforts are culturally responsive and reflective of community needs

Get Involved

The SPCCC can provide suicide prevention trainings, resources and consultation throughout Calhoun County.


QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer.)

QPR is a 1-hour suicide prevention training that teaches participants the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Key Components of Training:

  • Learn the myths and facts about suicide
  • Recognize the warnings signs of suicide
  • Know how to ask THE question
  • Know how to offer hope
  • Know how to get help and save a life


Register for FREE at

The mission of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Calhoun County is to prevent all suicide deaths in our community. We care. You are important. You are worthy!


SPCCC Pamphlet (Printable Download)

Includes information about the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Calhoun County, local crisis supports, support groups, trainings, and events, as well as information on suicide risk factors, protective factors, warning signs, and how to make a crisis safety plan.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group

3rd Wednesday of each month
6 pm – 7:30 pm
Willard Library Meeting Room
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017


If you have experienced suicide loss, you are not alone. This is a peer support group hosted by the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Calhoun County (SPCCC). Everyone in the group, including our facilitators, has experienced suicide loss and knows how devastating the experience can be.

This group is free to attend; walk-ins are welcome. For questions or more info, contact Scott at