Suicide 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 both public- and private-sector leaders can implement to address the issue. 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.
What can be done about it?
Resilience and recovery are possible:
- Prevention works and there are many effective strategies to promote mental health
- Every Ohioan can contribute to preventing suicide
- The Suicide Prevention Plan for Ohio 2024-2026 — Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation
- Suicide Prevention Resources for Action — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention — Office of the Surgeon General
- Best Practices Registry — Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- Mind the Gap: Creating a Robust Continuum of Behavioral Health Care for Young Ohioans — Children’s Defense Fund Ohio and Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalitions
- The State of Mental Health in Ohio — Mental Health America
Facts and Figures
Use HPIO graphics and data in your work. To use the data graphics in your presentations, click here to access the slides on Google Drive, click “File” and then “Download.” This will allow the option to download individual slides or the full deck into PowerPoint slides, a jpg, pdf or other available media files.
Need Support Now?
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.