We at Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation hope that you are staying safe during this unusual time. To ensure everyone’s safety, and corporation with state and federal guidelines, the OSPF staff will be working remotely beginning Tuesday March 17, 2o2o due to growing concerns over COVID-19. We will still be available via email and phone, however please allow a little extra time for us to get back to you.
To stay up to date with the latest information please visit www.coronavirus.ohio.gov
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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