OPA Official Statement: Suicide Prevention Resources
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Posted by: Karen Hardin
Written by: Ohio Psychological Association Board of Directors
The Ohio Psychological Association would like to express our sympathies to the families of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. We know these celebrity deaths have underscored a growing public health crisis in the U.S. around suicide. Combined with the recent Centers for Disease Control study showing an increase in death by suicide since 1999, this crisis indicates a clear need for greater research, treatment, and understanding of mental health and suicide prevention. Suicide affects all of us, across all age ranges, and as psychologists, we are working diligently to prevent it. Please use and share the resources below to help prevent suicide.
If you’re struggling, please reach out to talk with someone.
The following resources can be a place to start:
Click here to download/print these resources.
The Ohio Psychological Association, in Columbus, Ohio, is membership organization of approximately 1,500 Ohio psychologists. Its mission is to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting human welfare. For more information or for a psychologist referral, visit www.ohpsych.org.