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Suicide Prevention

  • In the health news this week, Florida Department of Health is rolling out an initiative to provide overdose prevention kits, and the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is reaching more Americans than the previous 10-digit number.
  • En las noticias de esta semana, el Departamento de Salud de la Florida está implementando una iniciativa para proporcionar kits de prevención de sobredosis, y el nuevo 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline está llegando a más estadounidenses
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is simplifying to just three numbers: 988.
  • State health officials reported 1,844 new COVID-19 cases, Sunday, bringing Florida's total to 716,459 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 43 new coronavirus-related deaths, Oct. 4, increasing the statewide death toll to 14,845 fatalities.Of the 5,404,082 COVID-19 tests that have been reported in Florida so far, the overall positivity rate has fallen to 13.26%. The latest single-day positivity rate has dipped to 3.72%.
  • September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and more than 48,000 people in the country died by suicide in 2018.WGCU's Andrea Perdomo spoke with Ariella VanHara. She is director of acute care services for David Lawrence Centers, the Collier-based nonprofit behavioral and mental health service provider.
  • State Health officials, Thursday, reported a new record high number of COVID-19 cases documented in a single day since the pandemic began.The Florida Department of Health reported 3,207 new cases of the virus, June 18, bringing the statewide total to 85,926 cases.State health officials also reported 43 new coronavirus-related deaths, Thursday, increasing the statewide death toll to 3,061 fatalities including 1,612 deaths in long-term care facilities.
  • When a teenager harms himself or herself intentionally, it can leave a parent bewildered- sending them on a determined trajectory to find out why. There…
  • Florida State University is expanding its suicide prevention program, with a $306,000 dollar grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services,...
  • The Florida Keys has a national reputation for being laid back and carefree — margaritaville. But Monroe County, which encompasses the island chain,...