1 in 5

people are living with mental health or substance use disorders, which are major risks for suicide

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deserve to find relief from the struggle

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lives should be lost to suicide – because suicide is preventable

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Ohio’s Plan to Save Lives

Every day we lose 5 people to suicide.

Suicide devastates families, friends, and communities. Substance use disorder and mental illness profoundly impact Ohio’s growing suicide rate, and it is time to direct our focus, energy, and resources toward suicide prevention.

In 2020, we teamed up with state and county agencies, private providers, philanthropic organizations, local coalitions, and families and suicide survivors, to develop a strategy that will guide Ohio in its vision of no more lives lost.

Download The Suicide Prevention Plan for Ohio

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Help for All Ohioans

Suicide has no boundaries. It knows no age. It discriminates against no one. No race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation is exempt. OSPF supports suicide prevention and mental health advocacy efforts. Our work involves connecting all Ohioans with community-based resources that can make a life-saving difference.

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OHIO VETERANS

230 Ohio veteran suicide deaths in 2020

64%

STUDENTS & YOUNG ADULTS

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Ohioans ages 10-14

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PEOPLE OF COLOR

Almost 200 non-white Ohioans died by suicide in a single year

1,000

ADULTS 45+

Annually, more than 1,000 older Ohioans lose their lives to suicide

29%

LGBTQ

Of those surveyed, 29% of transgender and non-binary youth have reported attempting suicide

Latest Events, News, & Stories

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December Coalition Partners Meeting

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VitalCog: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

VitalCog trains organizations to proactively address the early warning signs of suicide in the workplace. Just as organizations have realized […]

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Hilliard family sues Amazon for selling product that led to 16-year-old’s death by suicide

NBC4i https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/hilliard-family-sues-amazon-for-selling-product-that-led-to-16-year-olds-death-by-suicide/ A Hilliard family is accusing Amazon of selling a product to their 16-year-old daughter that their attorneys say […]

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A journey from abuse & despair, to healing & inspiration

NBC4i https://www.nbc4i.com/daytime-columbus/a-journey-from-abuse-despair-to-healing-inspiration/ Coping with one extreme trauma is difficult enough. Dealing with a lifetime of physical, verbal, and sexual abuse […]

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