March Coalition Partnership Meeting-
Join us for our monthly Coalition Partnership meeting. We will be joined by several guests sharing their lived experience with […]
Mar 5, 2024
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.
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.
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.
242 Ohio veteran suicide deaths in 2021
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
Spectrum News 1 https://spectrumnews1.com/oh/cleveland/news/2023/01/19/suicide-prevention-program–sources-of-strength–makes-positive-impact-at-cuyahoga-falls-high-school?cq_ck=1675112813289# Cuyahoga Falls High School students wrote positive messages on clothespins before distributing them during […]
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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, and 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.