Health report shows suicides, STDs rising

Jun. 4—ELKHART — Suicides and sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Elkhart County, according to a report from local health officials.

The Elkhart County Health Department has published its 2022 Community Health Assessment, which looks at rates of disease and other wellness issues. The report compares those numbers to the rest of Indiana and to three peer counties: Hamilton, LaGrange and St. Joseph.