The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report last week that showed an increase in the rates of suicide in 49 out of 50 states. Nationwide, the CDC pegged the increase at 25%. But for Ohio, the suicide rate increase was determined to be 36%. The CDC says it will take a concerted effort across communities to stem the rising numbers. We'll discuss the CDC report with two experts and talk about what loved ones can do to help those who may be struggling. Then, the Supreme Court decides in favor of Ohio in a case over voter registration purges. We'll discuss the ruling and the reaction ignited by it.
-Know the 12 Suicide WARNING SIGNS (Courtesy CDC)
Feeling like a burden
Feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
Increased substance use
Looking for a way to access lethal means
Increased anger or rage
Extreme mood swings
Sleeping too little or too much
Talking or posting about wanting to die
Making plans for suicide
-5 Steps to help someone at risk (Courtesy CDC)
Keep them safe.
Help them connect.
-Daniel J. Reidenberg, Psy.D., Executive Director, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE); Managing Director, National Council for Suicide Prevention
-Maggie Tolbert, RN, C, Assistant Chief Clinical Officer, ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
-Jonathan Entin, Professor Emeritus of Law, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University
-Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief