- February 09, 2024
HPIO Data Snapshot details suicide trends in Ohio
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released a new Data Snapshot detailing trends in suicide deaths in Ohio.
In Ohio, approximately five people die by suicide every day. These preventable deaths have a tremendous impact on Ohio families and communities. With the rate of suicide climbing over the past decade, both in Ohio and nationally, there are evidence-informed strategies that public- and private-sector leaders can implement to address the issue.
As illustrated above, suicide rates in Ohio vary greatly by county, with higher rates often found in Appalachian and rural counties. Vinton County had the highest rate, at 29.4 per 100,000 population. That is seven times higher than Holmes County, which had the lowest rate at 4.2.
This HPIO data snapshot includes visualizations on suicide prevalence and trends in Ohio, geographic differences in suicide rates and changes in mental health challenges among Ohio high school students. It also includes a list of resources to improve suicide prevention in Ohio.
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org 24/7 for free and confidential support.