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Even before COVID-19, many teens have struggled with mental health issues. 

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The Franklin County Coronor's office says young people accounted for a larger percentage of suicides in the first six months of 2020.  

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Accordingly, this week on Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner interviews Orman Hall, a distinguished expert on addiction, mental health, and suicide from Ohio University, about his and his colleagues' 10-year study on suicide in Ohio.

For the first time since 2014, death rates in the U.S. declined and life expectancy showed a modest uptick, according to new data released in two reports Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Life expectancy at birth in 2018 was 78.7 years, 0.1 year longer than the previous year.

A new study suggests that raising the minimum wage might lower the suicide rate — especially when unemployment is high — and that doing so might have saved tens of thousands of people from dying by suicide in the last quarter century.

Health officials say when a suicidal adolescent cannot safely remain in the community, traditional intervention often involves a lengthy psychiatric hospitalization.

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The Ohio Department of Health says the number of suicides rose by 45 percent over the last decade, and by more than 50 percent among young people. 

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A study by Ohio State University researchers shows states that increased the number of behavioral health jobs by ten percent saw a one-point-two percent decrease in suicides by firearms. 

The nation's foremost public health agency shies away from discussing the important link in this country between suicide and access to guns.

That's according to documents obtained by NPR that suggest the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instead relies on vague language and messages about suicide that effectively downplay and obscure the risk posed by firearms.

Guns in the United States kill more people through suicide than homicide.

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Advocates are calling on Ohio Senators to restore $36 million in funding for mental health and suicide prevention before they pass the two-year state budget bill next week.

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The Franklin County Coroner has ruled the death of a local community activist a suicide. 

Columbus fire officials say a woman is hospitalized in stable condition after being struck by a train Saturday night. 

The number of people dying by suicide in the U.S. has been rising, and a new study shows that the suicide rate among girls ages 10 to 14 has been increasing faster than it has for boys of the same age.

Boys are still more likely to take their own lives. But the study published Friday in JAMA Network Open finds that girls are steadily narrowing that gap.

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Columbus City Schools are working with Children's Hospital to provide mental health counselors on school campuses for students who have permission from their parents. 

Updated Jan. 25, 2021

If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.

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Denison University has canceled classes today after a student took her own life on Tuesday. 

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Denison University says a student was found dead in a wooded area near campus on Wednesday. 

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Ohio State University has closed the top levels of the Ohio Union South and Lane Avenue parking garages as it evaluates safety enhancements in the wake of four students dying from falls in the last year. 

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Ohio State University created a task force earlier this year to review suicide prevention efforts and mental health support services after two students died in the last two years falling from parking garages. 

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Ohio State University President Michael Drake is offering condolences after a student died in a fall from the school's Lane Avenue parking garage. 

A new  report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds suicide rates rose in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. 

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Suicide rates have increased in nearly every state over the past two decades, and half of the states have seen suicide rates go up more than 30 percent.

How Many Opioid Overdoses Are Suicides?

Mar 15, 2018

Mady Ohlman was 22 on the evening some years ago when she stood in a friend's bathroom looking down at the sink.

"I had set up a bunch of needles filled with heroin because I wanted to just do them back-to-back-to-back," Ohlman recalls. She doesn't remember how many she injected before collapsing, or how long she lay drugged-out on the floor.

"But I remember being pissed because I could still get up, you know?"

She wanted to be dead, she says, glancing down. A wisp of straight brown hair slips from behind an ear across her thin face.

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Jackson Township police chief Mark Brink say the Massillon-area seventh-grader who took his own life at school last week had planned a school shooting that would harm others before killing himself. 

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Ohio State's former football coach Jim Tressel is among those who are talking about suicide and what the state is doing to prevent it. 

People who are thinking about killing themselves appear to have distinctive brain activity that can now be measured by a computer.

In these people, words like "death" and "trouble" produce a distinctive "neural signature" not found in others, scientists report in the journal Nature Human Behaviour. More than 44,000 people commit suicide in the U.S. each year.

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has launched a system allowing people in stressful situations to text counselors for help, day or night.

The Centers for Disease Control says suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 11 in 2014.

A new Ohio State University study shows adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than those in urban areas.

A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by the parents of a bullied Ohio teen who killed herself in 2008.

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