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Anxiety and depression among teens and youth are getting worse since COVID lockdowns began in March, early studies suggest, and many experts say they fear a corresponding increase in suicide.
The Trump Administration’s new suicide prevention strategy mentions the touchy subject of gun-safety. It will aim to fight the stigma around people seeking help during a mental health crisis.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Department of Health says the number of suicides in Ohio increased 45% from 2007 to 2018 and by more than half for young people. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine responded to Wednesday’s report by saying his RecoveryOhio initiative seeks to address mental illness and issues leading to suicide. Findings in… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bill that would require public middle and high school students to take an annual class in suicide and violence prevention training is headed to the state Senate. The bill passed this week by the Ohio House also would require every public school to have a student led anti-violence club… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio — A group of researchers in Ohio found that between 2008 and 2018, the state lost hundreds of thousands years of life due to gun violence. The Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health (The Alliance) released research showing nearly 500,000 years of life were lost in Ohio during that decade. The research was… Read More
A new Ohio State University study has found that adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than those in cities. The study analyzed suicides among people ages 10 to 24 between 1996 and 2010. Results show the adolescent and young adult suicide rate was almost twice as high… Read More