Did you know 55% of people have had someone talk to them about, know someone who attempted, and/or know someone who died by suicide?
Mental health and suicide have made headlines recently with the tragic deaths of rockers Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 95% of people think suicide is preventable, and 93% of people would do something if someone close to them were thinking about suicide.
How can you help? Know the warning signs. Always take suicidal talk or behavior seriously, 75% percent of suicide victims share their plans.
Where to turn 24/7:
Alachua County Crisis Center 352-264-6789
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ 1-866-488-7386
Your Life Your Voice for Teens 1-800-448-3000
Crisis Text Line Text TALK to 741741 or chat on Facebook
911 for emergencies