Why Ohio & Why Now?

Now more than ever, it’s imperative that suicide prevention programs are implemented in schools and communities across Ohio. From legislative requirements to post-pandemic mental health concerns, Sources of Strength can help schools reach their suicide prevention goals.


Why Ohio

1,809 Ohioans died by suicide in 2019 and the pandemic has heightened concerns about mental health and suicide. According to the Ohio Department of Health, suicide is the second-leading cause of death for youth ages 15-19 and the leading cause of death for children ages 10-14.

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Why Now

These alarming numbers and statistics have created a readiness for a suicide prevention program in Ohio designed to support the mental health and wellness of Ohio’s young people. 

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Speak with a SourcesOH team member to see if there are funding options for your school or program.

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