How Many Opioid Overdoses Are Suicides?

Mar 15, 2018

Mady Ohlman was 22 on the evening some years ago when she stood in a friend's bathroom looking down at the sink.

"I had set up a bunch of needles filled with heroin because I wanted to just do them back-to-back-to-back," Ohlman recalls. She doesn't remember how many she injected before collapsing, or how long she lay drugged-out on the floor.

"But I remember being pissed because I could still get up, you know?"

She wanted to be dead, she says, glancing down. A wisp of straight brown hair slips from behind an ear across her thin face.

Jackson Township police chief Mark Brink say the Massillon-area seventh-grader who took his own life at school last week had planned a school shooting that would harm others before killing himself. 

Jo Ingles

Ohio State's former football coach Jim Tressel is among those who are talking about suicide and what the state is doing to prevent it. 

People who are thinking about killing themselves appear to have distinctive brain activity that can now be measured by a computer.

In these people, words like "death" and "trouble" produce a distinctive "neural signature" not found in others, scientists report in the journal Nature Human Behaviour. More than 44,000 people commit suicide in the U.S. each year.

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has launched a system allowing people in stressful situations to text counselors for help, day or night.

The Centers for Disease Control says suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 11 in 2014.

A new Ohio State University study shows adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than those in urban areas.

A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by the parents of a bullied Ohio teen who killed herself in 2008.

Accused video voyeur possible suicide

Sep 5, 2012

Police say a central Ohio man has committed suicide after authorities discovered of hundreds of videos of naked woman they say the man filmed from outside their windows.