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

Are you struggling? It’s okay to not be okay.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, talk to someone right now at:

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The struggle is real – and you are not alone. Take this self-assessment to the help you need.

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Ohio’s Plan to 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.

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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Coalitions

Our coalitions section of the website is currently under construction. If you would like information on coalitions or SSOSPC projects, please contact Mary Wolff.

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OHIO VETERANS

257 Ohio veteran suicide deaths in 2019

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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Virtual Working Minds Training

Working Minds trains organizations to proactively address the early warning signs of suicide in the workplace. This 2-hour FREE virtual […]

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QPR for Housing Providers (closed to public)

QPR (Question Persuade Refer) teaches individuals to recognize the warning signs and risk factors of suicide. QPR trains community members […]

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Suicide Prevention Course

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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It’s OK not to be OK.

Elijah’s story: It is our goal to normalize talking about mental health conditions and suicide in order to prevent loosing […]

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