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Suicide Prevention & Warning Signs

Did you know that in the US, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States? It was responsible for more than 47,500 deaths in 2019, which is about one death every 11 minutes.

  • It is believed that most individuals that have thoughts of suicide do want to live.
  • They just feel trapped in their current situation and want to end the pain they are experiencing.
  • Suicidal crises tend to be brief. When suicidal behaviors are detected early, lives can be saved.
  • There are services available in our community for the assessment and treatment of suicidal behaviors, and their underlying causes.

Join us in supporting suicide prevention. Learn about the issues or help a suicidal person seek help. Together, we can reduce the number of suicides in our community. In the Big Bend area, call Helpline 211 24-hours a day for free, private crisis counseling and suicide prevention assistance.

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Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline

The Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline is the statewide resource for HIV, AIDS, and STD-related information, community referrals, and short-term supportive counseling. Callers receive information on HIV and AIDS-related issues including locations of testing sites and program services in Florida. explore our web site or start a Web Chat above if you need any additional information. If you would like to search for a community referral, search the Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline Statewide Database.

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