In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 16 minutes, claiming over 32,000 lives each year.
Yet, suicide still carries a stigma as something that should not be discussed. Depression has a direct link to suicide.
Suicide is preventable. Suicide impacts many lives. Not only the individuals but their families, friends, and the community as a whole. Anyone can become suicidal given the right conditions and circumstances. Our task is to help others understand and recognize suicidal behavior and take action to prevent suicides. Most suicidal people desperately want to live—they are just unable to see alternative solutions to their problems.
If you are in crisis or know someone in crisis, help is available!
The Clermont and Brown Crisis Hotline is staffed 24/7 with trained mental health professionals. Call (513) 528-SAVE (7283).
It’s not always easy to determine if someone you care about is at immediate risk of suicide, but they may show one or more of the following warning signs:
For more information on statistics: www.ohiospf.org/statistics
Suicide can impact anyone. Help is available 24/7 through the Clermont County Crisis Hotline 513-528-7283. Below are links for additional information.
Parents: As a parent, you can approach suicide prevention just like any other health or safety concern that you might have for your child/children. For additional information and resources regarding suicide and young adults, please visit Suicide Prevention Resources for Parents/Guardians/Families or Teens and Suicide: What Parents Should Know.
Service Members/Veterans: Suicide among military personnel is at a crisis level. For those that serve or who have served, crises can be heightened by their experiences during military service. If you are a veteran or service member and in crisis, call the Veteran’s Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 option 1. For more information on resources for military personnel, please visit the Suicide Prevention Hotline.
Adults 45+: Adults between the ages of 45-64 have the highest rate of suicide and men are 4x more likely to die by suicide then women. For more information and resources for men, please visit Man Therapy.
For more information on statistics: Ohio Department of Health