When my husband and I lost my 19 year old stepdaughter to suicide in 2004, we suddenly became survivors of suicide. Sounds like an odd term given that your first response is that you won’t survive such a tragic loss. Losing someone you love to suicide leaves loved ones reeling, wondering what we could have done differently to prevent this awful outcome. all you are left with are questions and no answers to how the person you loved was in enough pain to want to end their life. The amazing fact is that these losses are 100% preventable.
Suicide prevention is the key to addressing this epidemic. Syntero is placing a laser focus on preventing suicide. Please join us in this effort! You could save a life.
—Julie Julie Erwin Rinaldi, Syntero CEO
Syntero aims to prevent suicide through youth prevention services, as well as increased conversation and education for parents and school administrators. Syntero also provides individual counseling and support groups for adults, youth and older adults, as well as an ongoing support group for parents who have been pre-deceased by a child for any reason, and suicide post-vention services. To learn more or to make an appointment, please contact Syntero’s Welcome Center at 614- 614.889.5722 ext 133.
Syntero is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization that depends on support from community organizations and private donors. Your gift of $20 will help ensure that quality mental health and wellness services, including suicide prevention services, are available to those who need it most. Click here to make a secure donation.
If you or a loved one is in crisis, please contact the Crisis Hotline immediately. In Franklin County, call 614-221-5445. In Delaware and Morrow Counties, text “helpline” to 89821.
Nurse Line is now accessible
for Syntero psychiatry clients. Existing clients
can submit refill requests, prior authorization requests and other
medication related requests through the line. Messages are sent directly to the
Nurse Line email address, along with all other nurse line calls. This option is
not intended for crisis calls, emails to providers or to serve as a patient
According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United
States, but it is the second leading cause of death among individuals
between the ages of 10 and 34; however, it is a preventable public health
problem. Ninety percent of people in a suicidal crisis will give some kind of
warning to those around them, including the following:
Alcohol and drug abuse
Statements revealing or suggesting a desire to
Syntero’s Positive Parenting Program, or Triple P, is an
evidenced-based program that helps parents at risk of substance abuse learn
parenting skills to reduce the risk of child abuse in our community. Syntero
developed the program in a collaboration with Nationwide Children’s Hospital,
which was made possible by a grant from the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund. Syntero
offers the following programs for parents through Triple P:
Dealing with Disobedience
Developing Good Bedtime Routines
Managing Fighting and Aggression
Hassle-free Shopping with Children
Small Group Sessions –
Available for parents who have moderate to severe difficulties managing their
child’s behavior and are designed to help parents gain a more in-depth
understanding of positive parenting. The program model consists of five
in-person meetings and three phone calls (coaching/check-in).
Twenty percent of 13-18-year-olds live with a mental health
condition and 17 percent of youth report that they have seriously considered
taking their own life in the past year. These startling statistics are just
some of the reasons why Syntero’s therapeutic interventions and prevention services for
adolescents and teens are critical. A recent video; produced by Erica
Wood, MA, LPCC-S, director of Youth and Prevention Services, Delaware/Morrow
Counties; shares how Syntero’s school-based program is meeting youth at the
point of need to help them process very complicated issues.
has distributed its first e-newsletter, the Syntero
Beat! For more than 40 years, Syntero has advocated and supported the
health and well-being of individuals, families and communities by providing
professional, compassionate behavioral health and social services that adapt to
the changing needs of the community. Through the Syntero Beat, Syntero will share client success stories that were
made possible by Syntero’s invaluable programs and service offerings, as well
as the perspectives of the dedicated staff members who provide services with
integrity and innovation to empower our client base. Click here
to read the newsletter. To subscribe, please email Mariah Beidleman at email@example.com.