In 2017 Suicide is the:
- 8th leading cause of death for all Floridians.
- 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 25-34 (Although the death rate by unintentional injury is four times higher than deaths by suicide, suicide remains the second leading cause of death followed by homicide, cancer, and heart disease.)
- 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.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance-United States, 2015 results are below:
During the 12 months before the survey;
- 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.
The 2016 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey results are below:
In the past year;
- 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.
- National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide
- 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
- Crisis Text Line information
- The Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
- The Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition
- StopBullying.gov or What Is Bullying
- Military Suicide Research Consortium
- Man therapy
- Learn how you can suicide-proof your home.
- Community Integration Specialist Training - Available through the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans and the University of South Florida Partner.
- Zero Suicide and Trauma-Informed Care webinar
- Zero Suicide Institute
- Teenager Depression Toolbox
- 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
- Suicide Safe: The Suicide Prevention App for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Providers - Free from SAMHSA.
- Resources for Physicians
- Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit
- SPRC's video, "The Patient Safety Screener (PSS-3): A Brief Tool to Detect Suicide Risk in Acute Care Settings," this seven-minute recording describes the PSS-3, a tool for identifying patients at risk of suicide in the acute care setting, developed by the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Accompanying materials will help you administer the PSS-3, plan for patients who screen positive, and implement screening sustainably and effectively.
- Courses for Healthcare Providers who Treat Veterans and Their Families
Resources for Schools
- Department of Educations’ Student Support Services Project suicide awareness and prevention resources
- Florida Department of Education approved Suicide Prevention Trainings
- After a School Tragedy
- List of School District Mental Health Plans
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act
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