The statistics are as staggering as they are heartbreaking.
More than 1,700 Ohioans die by suicide each year – an average of nearly 5 per day. That’s more than triple the homicide rate. Of those who die by suicide, 78% are men – especially older men – and nearly 12% are young people. In fact, suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among tweens and teens, and young African Americans have the fastest-growing suicide rate in the state. Startlingly, Ohio’s suicide rate increased by 24% from 2008-2017 and now accounts for 65% of our state’s violent deaths.
It’s absolutely imperative that we reverse that trendline, and the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation is working to do just that.
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