Ohio has approximately 848,000 veterans, which constitutes the sixth-largest population of veterans in the United States. Veterans are at special risk for suicide. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 257 Ohio veterans died by suicide in 2019.
Our conference will focus on bringing organizations together to discuss how Suicide Prevention Coalitions function and how they relate to Strategy 4 of the Suicide Prevention Plan for Ohio (2020-2022), Lethal Means Safety & Community Based Interventions for Suicide, and the importance of the Ohio Cares website.
Keynote Speaker: Sebastian Junger
Presenters: Mary Wolff, Mark Cappone, Jay Johnson, Christa Page, Thelma Hodge, Austin Lucas, Tara Consolino, Danny Eakins, Adreana Tartt, and MAJ David Kirker.
Contact Jason Hughes with any questions.
***Arrangements for the appearance of Sebastian Junger made through UTA Speakers, New York, NY***