Suicide in Springfield
The rate of suicide in Springfield is higher than that of the region, state, and country, according to latest data from the Ozarks Health Commission. Members of our community, who you may know personally, struggle daily, hourly, and by the minute to continue living.
Suicide is a major health concern in our community. Every 5.5 days, someone in Springfield dies of suicide. It is the 7th leading cause of death in Springfield, killing more people than diabetes, kidney disease, and chronic liver disease in 2019.