ZANESVILLE, Ohio – A local woman is making a stand against suicide, and needs some assistance from the community.
Suicide Prevention Advocate, Beth Ann Ingram has been trying to plant signs at local high schools to spread awareness for sometime now. At the moment, three high schools have planted these signs, and a lot more want to.
“Right now, I’ve got a waiting list of schools that want in. At first, it was a challenge to get in the schools. Now, I’ve got a waiting list. Rosecrans wants a sign, Franklin local schools, Foxfire wants a sign, Mideast Vocational School, they have two branches they want a sign. I don’t have the means, I am all by myself here. I need money,” said Ingram.
Ingram is very passionate about the cause and believes these signs can go a long way in getting people help. Unfortunately, these signs cost just over a thousand dollars, and it is too much for Ingram to spend on her own. Ingram said getting these schools to go along with her campaign is simply amazing.
“I am rejoicing, I am rejoicing. It is awesome and I know now that it is getting easier and easier and easier. The community, teachers, parents, if you want your school to have a sign, reach out to your superintendent. Let them know and get a hold of me and I’ll put you on that waiting list. I will see that you get a sign,” said Ingram.
Ingram has an account at the Muskingum County Community Foundation. You can make a check out to “I am a Warrior.” For more information, you can call Ingram at (740) – 452 – 3024