Hope Makes
Anything Possible

Nobody is exempt from suicide or its devastating effects.
Everybody knows somebody who needs hope.
OSPF is here to make sure those who need it
get the help and support they need so that no more lives are lost.

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Service Members/Veterans

It’s a fact: Suicide among military personnel is at a crisis level. Though we’ve come a long way in learning how to recognize the signs and what to do to help, we need to do more even faster. This means stepping up the effort to integrate suicide prevention practices within military culture, coordinating the effort the connect those in need to life-saving resources, and promoting a greater awareness of mental health and suicide.

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Students & Young Adults

More and more young people are struggling and don’t want – or know how – to ask for help. Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are contributing to the struggles, as are cultural pressures and norms. Supporting and empowering young people can make a difference, but we need more education about the warning signs of suicide prevention and more resources for peer-to-peer intervention.

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Black Community

The death rate among black youth is rising faster than any other racial or ethnic group. Worse, it doesn’t have to be this way. This is a population in need of encouragement and connection, engagement and self-esteem. We know there’s hope in help.

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Adults 45+

Adults age 45-64 have the highest rate of suicide and men are 4X more likely to die by suicide than women. Unmanaged mental health issues, chronic illness, and life stressors are all contributing factors. Life-saving progress can happen, but we need help in championing, advocating, and coordinating efforts to help those at risk.

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LGBTQ+

Each, 1 in 5 Ohioans take their lives.

5X. That’s how much more likely lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth are to attempt suicide compared to their heterosexual peers. By adulthood, the percentage rises to 92%. Although victimization, harassment, and abuse are contributing factors, there is hope in safe, accepting and inclusive environments. Together, we can ensure that LGBTQ individuals can find the life-affirming and life-saving help they deserve.