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  • Suicide Prevention

    Suicide Prevention Awareness

    Edison State Community College’s mission is to provide the learning opportunities, support services and commitment that enable students to complete their education goals and realize their dreams. These aspirations mean little if even one person dies by suicide. A zero tolerance for death by suicide is the mission for the campus suicide prevention program. In addition, it is the goal of the program to have 100% of the campus community promote suicide prevention through training, education and outreach.


    Some Facts About Suicide

    • In Ohio, suicide is the second leading cause of death for those ages 15–34.
    • On average, one life is lost to suicide every six hours in Ohio.
    • Roughly 90% of suicides are carried out by those who have been undiagnosed or untreated for depression, other mental illnesses and/or addiction.
    • Overall, suicide is the eleventh leading cause of death in Ohio.
    • Over twice as many people die by suicide in Ohio than by homicide. Total deaths to suicide reflect a total of 29,543 years of potential life lost (YPLL) before age 65.

    Whether it is for yourself or for someone else, please use the buttons below to begin the help process.

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