Ohio deaths by suicide exploded in past decade, and landmark study says could worsen due to coronavirus pandemic isolation

Jul 6, 2020
By Evan MacDonald

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A group of Ohio agencies on Monday released detailed, localized data on a suicide crisis that has intensified throughout the 21st century and which experts fear could be exacerbated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“Suicide in Ohio: Facts, Figures, and the Future” offers a stark look at the crisis, with information on long-term trends throughout the state and data for regions in Northeast Ohio and Southwest Ohio. The goal is to provide insight into the crisis so government officials, healthcare workers and community organizations can develop services aimed toward suicide prevention, researchers said.

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