Monthly Webinar Series: Responsible Reporting on Suicide
Reporting after a suicide death can increase the likelihood of suicide contagion or reduce the likelihood of additional suicides, depending […]
Aug 31, 2022
people are living with mental health or substance use disorders, which are major risks for suicide
deserve to find relief from the struggle
lives should be lost to suicide – because suicide is preventable
If you or someone you know is in crisis, talk to someone right now at:
The struggle is real – and you are not alone. Take this self-assessment to the help you need.
The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF), in partnership with White Castle, is hosting The Art of Healing Benefit for Suicide Prevention on September 29, 2022, at the Fives in Columbus. This formal dinner event is dedicated to breaking the stigma around suicide through the healing power of art and OSPF is seeking partners like you to make The Art of Healing Benefit for Suicide Prevention an impactful event that will strengthen the field of suicide prevention across Ohio and, ultimately save lives.
Each year, 1 in 5 Ohioans take their lives.
Suicide devastates families, friends, and communities. And with substance use disorder and mental illness having a profound impact on Ohio’s growing suicide rate, it was time to direct our focus, energy, and resources for suicide prevention.
In 2020 we teamed up with state and county agencies, private providers, philanthropic organizations, and local coalitions, and with advocacy input from families and suicide survivors, developed a strategy to guide Ohio’s efforts to achieve the vision of no more lives lost.
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.
257 Ohio veteran suicide deaths in 2019
STUDENTS & YOUNG ADULTS
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Ohioans ages 10-14
PEOPLE OF COLOR
Almost 200 non-white Ohioans died by suicide in a single year
Annually, more than 1,000 older Ohioans lose their lives to suicide
Of those surveyed, 29% of transgender and non-binary youth have reported attempting suicide
Interprofessional Education Suicide Prevention College Curriculum - Most of the time licensed counselors, clinicians, and other behavioral health providers do not receive adequate suicide prevention education and training. However, these are the professionals that individuals experiencing a suicidal crisis often seek out.
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Everybody at OSPF is really invested in saving lives. They want to be a source of support and resources for anybody out there that needs it.
I have been thrilled with the association I have had with the suicide prevention foundation and the lengths they have gone to support the veteran and military community in particular. But, also getting an opportunity to see how their impact on the behavioral health care system. It has really been inspiring to see the work that they do.