Professionals

Florida Statistics

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In 2015 Suicide is the:

  • 9th leading cause of death for all Floridians.
  • 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 25-34.
  • 3rd leading cause of death for people ages 15-24 and 10-14.
  • 4th leading cause of death for people ages 35-44.
  • 5th leading cause of death for people ages 45-54.
  • 8th leading cause of death for people ages 55-64.

Source: www.flpublichealth.com/VSBOOK/pdf/2015/vscomp.pdf

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance-United States, 2015 results are below:

  • 26.4% of high school students felt sad or hopeless.
  • 13.8% of high school students considered attempting suicide (suicide ideation).
  • 11.1% of high school students made a suicide plan.
  • 7.6% of high school students attempted suicide.
  • 2.5% of high school students required medical attention after they attempted suicide.

Source: www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ss6506_updated.pdf

The 2016 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey results are below:

  • 16.91% of high school students answered “YES!” (definitely true ) that they have felt depressed or sad MOST days, even if they felt OK sometimes.
  • 6.86% of high school students answered “YES!” (definitely true) that think that sometimes life is not worth it.
  • 15.29% of middle school students answered “YES!” (definitely true ) that they have felt depressed or sad MOST days, even if they felt OK sometimes.
  • 6.64% of middle school students answered “YES” (definitely true) that think that sometimes life is not worth it.

Source: http://fysonline.com/

Resources

How to Talk with Your Teen about “13 Reasons Why”

SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)Building capacity to create stronger, healthier communities.

Breaking the Silence: Suicide Prevention in Law Enforcement

Suicide Safe: The Suicide Prevention App for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Providers, free from SAMHSA:

Crisis Text Line information

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center:

The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

The Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition:

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Join our efforts

  • 2017 Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol is April 6, 2017
  • For more information, contact Dr. Sofia at Sindie.Castro@Myflfamilies.com or via phone 850-717-4429.

Military Suicide Research Consortium

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To learn how you can suicide-proof your home visit

The National Center on Homelessness among Veterans and the University of South Florida Partner to offer Community Integration Specialist Training (09/22/2014) the training is available at:

Zero Suicide and Trauma-Informed Care webinar:

Zero Suicide Academy:

Real Teenagers Talking about Depression: A Video-Based Study Guide

A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace

This manual includes 10 action steps for dealing with the aftermath of a suicide. To download A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace

Resources for Physicians

Approved Training

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center offers five free online trainings:

  • Preventing Suicide in Emergency Department Patients
  • Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM)
  • A Strategic Planning Approach to Suicide Prevention
  • Locating and Understanding Data for Suicide Prevention
  • Choosing and Implementing a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Program