Store It Safe Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program

Reversing the Trend of Irreversible Actions

Store It Safe is a unique partnership of healthcare providers, firearm safety experts, and community organizations established to keep children safe from unintentional firearm deaths and teens safe from suicide by firearms.  Our goal is to inform families of risks so they can keep their teens safe.

  • Adolescent suicide has increased 58% in the past 10 years
  • The teen brain is still developing, which can lead to emotional situations that override their still-developing impulse control
  • Teens can engage in risky behaviors and react to seemingly small stressors

How you can help!

Thank you to our partners who have already been awarded gun boxes and are helping us spread the Store It Safe message to prevent teen suicide!

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Akron Children’s Hospital Lakewood Local Schools
Wood County Park District Police Department NAMI Richland County South Euclid Police Department
Union County Suicide Prevention Coalition Perry Behavioral Health Choices Preble County Mental Health & Recovery Board
Healthy New Albany Food Pantry Nationwide Children’s Hospital Logan & Champaign Counties Suicide Prevention Coalition

How OHio AAP can help you! 

Contact Melissa Wervey Arnold, Ohio AAP Chief Executive Officer, at via email or (614) 846-6258 to learn about becoming involved with the Foundation Pillar of the Ohio AAP