Suicide is the act of taking one's own life by intentional self-harm or self-inflicted injury. Non-fatal self-inflicted injuries are more common, and not all self-inflicted injuries are suicide attempts.
In 2013, among Florida residents, there were 2,892 suicides and another 9,543 hospitalizations for non-fatal self-inflicted injuries. For additional suicide and self-harm data, please see the Florida Injury Surveillance Data System page.
Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention
The Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention is located within the Florida Department of Children and Families. The statewide office facilitates the Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council. An Injury Prevention Section staff member represents the Florida Department of Health on the Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council.
The Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention and the Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council work together to implement the Florida Suicide Prevention Strategy. The Injury Prevention Program represents the Department of Health on this council.
For more information on the Statewide Office, or the Florida Suicide Prevention Strategy, please contact the Department of Children and Families.
Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition
The Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition website provides a wealth of information on suicide prevention including upcoming events in Florida; data and statistics; state history; and ways to become involved in your area.
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