New Report Shows Increase in Suicide Deaths in 2021 After Two-Year Decline

The Ohio Department of Health last week released the Suicide Demographics and Trends 2021 report. The report indicated that after a two-year decline, the number of Ohio suicide deaths increased. Deaths increased in 2021 by 8% over the previous year to 1,766; however, the number of deaths remained below the 10-year high of 1,836 deaths in 2018. The data means that five Ohioans die by suicide every day, and one youth dies every 34 hours. View the full report here.