Addressing mental health after suicide rate increases in Franklin County


Mental health has been at the forefront since this pandemic started. On Tuesday, The Franklin County Coroner’s Office released suicide statistics for the last six months showing a suicide increase, including in kids 19 years old and younger.

Overall, suicides have jumped from 4 percent to 9 percent in the past six months. Even though the sampling is small, only 75 deaths total, local psychologists say it’s still concerning.