Governor DeWine Releases Suicide Prevention Plan for Ohio
The plan will direct the state's suicide prevention efforts for the next three years
Governor Mike DeWine released the first-ever collaborative suicide prevention plan for Ohio on Friday afternoon. The plan, which is in response to an uptick in the number of deaths by suicide, will direct the state's suicide prevention efforts for the next three years.
Suicide deaths increased by 45 percent among all Ohioans and by 56 percent among youth ages 10-24 from 2007-2018, according to a November 2019 report published by the Ohio Department of Health.
The Suicide Prevention Plan's priorities will raise awareness of the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, build suicide prevention capacity and infrastructure at the organizational, local and state levels. It will also focus prevention efforts and groups identified as having higher rates of suicide, including youths ages 10-24, males ages 25-59, and veterans and military members.
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