1 in 5

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

100%

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 2023, 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

242 Ohio veteran suicide deaths in 2021

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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First Responder QPR Instructor Course – Self Study

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) funds evidence-based Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Instructor training for Ohio first responder agencies. It […]

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Suicide Prevention in the Black Community Summit

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation is proud to host the 2nd Annual Suicide Prevention in the Black Community Summit. At […]

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Training Helps Employers Approach Those Considering Suicide

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As suicide rates rise, particularly among older white men, the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board […]

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Agriculture workers have one of the highest suicide rates of any industry in the country

The CDC says the agriculture industry has the fourth highest suicide rate. Ty Higgins, the Ohio Farm Bureau spokesperson, said […]

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