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Some facts about suicide:

  • Untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.
  • Studies have shown that 25 to 50 percent of people with bipolar disorder (manic depression) attempt suicide.
  • Four in ten people who suffer from schizophrenia attempt suicide.
  • One in ten people who suffer from schizophrenia dies by suicide.
  • And one out of every four women who are the victims of domestic violence attempt suicide.
  • Innumerable victims of rape have attempted suicide. And, sadly, many have died by suicide.

These facts were taken from

Myths about suicide

If you are feeling suicidal, PLEASE contact someone who can help NOW

  • OSU Counseling and Consultation Service is able to see students on an urgent basis during our hours of operation. You can reach us at 614-292-5766.
  • Often crises occur for students when our center is closed. You can call NetCare Access 614-276-2273 orgo tothe OSU Hospital Emergency Department 614-293-8333.
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  • Text Telephone: 1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889)
  • Military Veterans Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (Press 1)
  • Suicide Hotline in Spanish: 1-800-273-TALK (Press 2)
  • LGBT Youth Suicide Hotline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR

Additional Web Resources on Suicide:

Books to read on Suicide:

  • Choosing to Live (1996) by Tomas Ellis and Cory F. Newman. : For individuals who are high risk of suicide and their families
  • Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide (1999) by Earl A. Grollman and Max Malikow. : For those who have lost a friend to suicide.
  • Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide (2001) by Kay Redfield Jamison: Written by a suicide survivor.

Survivor Resources

The following resources are available free of charge to all survivors of suicide. A "survivor of suicide" is someone who has lost a loved one to suicide.

  • Survivors of Suicide 24-Hour Crisis Hotlines:
    Delaware County: 740.369.3316 or 1.800.684.2324
    Franklin County: 614.276.2273
    Morrow County: 419.947.2520
    Newark: 740.345.4357
  • Survivors of Suicide Support Groups:
    • Columbus - Downtown: 614.279.9382
      Third Thursday @ 6:00 PM 199
      South Central Avenue Door 1
      Enter from parking lot in rear of building
      Contact: SOS Facilitator Carol J. Stewar
    • Delaware: 740.363.1835
      Third Thursday @ 7:00 PM
      Helpline of Delaware & Morrow Co., Inc.
      11 North Franklin Street Delaware, Ohio
      Contact: Survivors of Suicide Facilitator, Nancy Geer
    • Westerville: 614.882.9338
      Second Wednesday @ 7:00 PM Concord, Inc.
      774 Park Meadow Drive
      Westerville, Ohio
      Take 270 to Cleveland Avenue; go north on Cleveland to Schrock
      Road; go right on Park Meadow Drive; building on left.
      Contact: Survivors of Suicide Facilitator, Jeff Kayes or Diane Morris
    • Zanesville: 740.454.5353
      First Tuesday from 6:30-8:00 PM
      Morrison House 713 Forest Avenue
      Zanesville, Ohio 43701
      Contact: Survivors of Suicide Facilitator, Rev. Tim Patton
    • Chillicothe: 740.772.6589
  • Evergreen: 614.234.0200
    A support group for grieving children and their families. No fee charged. A service of Mount Carmel Hospice.
  • Compassionate Friends - Central Ohio Chapter: 614.882.8986
    A support group for parents who have lost a child.
  • People of Color Surviving Suicide: (614) 231-7880
  • Widows & Widowers Group: 614.566.5377
    Riverside & Grant Hospitals

(Resources taken from OSU Campus Suicide Prevention Program)