New Report Finds Rise in Ohio Suicide Rates

24/7 News Source (Columbus, OH) -- A new report from the state department of health is showing a disturbing rise in Ohio's suicide rates. According to the data released this week, Ohio has seen a 45% increase in suicides over the past decade. Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton said that suicides had increased by 50% in young people between the ages of ten and 24, and it is now the leading cause of death for those between ten and 14.

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The Governor's office responded to the report saying a new program called Recovery-Ohio is being implemented to help address and offer support for mental illness and other issues leading to suicide.

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