New Video Series on Suicide Prevention to Air in Ohio
A new video series focused on preventing suicide and supporting people with mental health concerns will air soon in Ohio. Suicide in Ohio: Conversations, which consists of four 15-minute installments, will debut on The Ohio Channel and Ohio PBS stations on Thursday, December 10 at 8 p.m.
The series was developed in partnership between the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) and ties into The Suicide Prevention Plan of Ohio, the state-wide initiative to tackle the rising suicide rate in Ohio first unveiled in March.
“Governor Mike DeWine has placed an emphasis on reducing suicides, especially among our young people. With these videos we want to educate family members, teachers, healthcare professionals and anyone watching about the signs of suicide,” said OhioMHAS Director Lori Criss.
The series will feature a variety of guests, including well-known leaders and experts in healthcare, as well as the parents of a young woman who died by suicide, and two University of Toledo football players who share their stories of loss and finding strength in mental health.