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Florida Statistics

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In 2017 Suicide is the:

  • 8th 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.
  • 4th leading cause of death for people ages 5-14, 35-44, 45-54.
  • 8th leading cause of death for people ages 55-64.

Source: http://www.flpublichealth.com/VSBOOK/pdf/2017/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

Resources for Physicians

Resources for Schools

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

Resources for Faith-based