Ohio suicides increased in 2021, according to new Ohio Department of Health report

BY: - June 2, 2023

This story is about suicide. If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat The number of Ohioans who died by suicide increased in 2021, according to new data from the Ohio Department of Health.  Suicide deaths in Ohio increased 8% to 1,766 deaths from 2020 to 2021 — […]


Conversion therapy bans could prevent hundreds of youth suicides over the next decade

BY: - October 31, 2022

Last Monday, the Akron City Council voted to ban conversion therapy in the city, making it the eleventh city in Ohio to do so.  The pseudoscientific practice referred to as “conversion therapy” encompasses counseling aimed at children focused on changing sexual orientation. The practice has been condemned by the American Medical Association, the American Counseling […]

Depression in Ohio higher than nation, poor mental health increasing

BY: - October 27, 2022

A new study shows incidents of depression are above the national average in the Ohio, and reported suicides are up as well. Overall, the percentage of Ohioans reporting poor mental health was up, according to research from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio. “Like other areas of health, data show that access to care is […]

2021 saw record fatal ODs, gun deaths, car crashes in Ohio over 15 years, data shows

BY: - September 23, 2022

Last year saw the highest numbers of fatal overdoses, gun deaths, homicides, and motor vehicle fatalities among Ohioans over the last 15 years, according to data from the state health department. It was also the third-worst year on record for suicide deaths of Ohioans, just off the high mark set in 2018. Taken together, the […]


Fighting anti-trans legislation is suicide prevention

BY: - March 24, 2022

I’m trans. This year I turn 30, and my teenage self would be beyond surprised — not just at the joys that fill my life, but the fact that I’m alive at all.  I’m part of the last generation that didn’t quite have the language for the feelings that flooded us as kids. I didn’t […]