suicide prevention

Youth suicide has reached epidemic proportions in America. An event in Tallahassee later this month will bring the community's suicide prevention resources together.

Florida Channel

Improving Florida’s data collection of suicidal behaviors is one of the main goals of a statewide task force looking at youth suicide and prevention efforts.


Suicide is the third leading cause of death among Florida’s youth, and a newly signed law aims to promote youth suicide prevention training in schools.

MGN Online

Despite stalling in the legislature, a number of bills still managed to stay alive on the last day of session and were sent to Governor Rick Scott. That includes a measure involving the recital of the Pledge of allegiance in schools as well as another dealing with youth suicide prevention training.

Florida Channel

A couple of state lawmakers as well as some suicide prevention advocates are hoping to cut down on suicides, mainly among Florida youth.

FSU Expands Suicide Prevention Efforts

Sep 24, 2015

Florida State University is expanding its suicide prevention program, with a $306,000 dollar grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The program aims to enable the entire campus community to identify and intervene with students in distress.

Jessica Palombo / WFSU-FM

A group of young people in Tallahassee are working toward opening a nonprofit mental health center. They’re calling it The Outlet, and they say the community support for their vision has been overwhelming.