At least 123 people took their own lives last year in Brevard County, the highest number in the past decade. But even one death by suicide is too many.
World Suicide Prevention Day is Tuesday, Sept. 10, a part of the recognition of World Suicide Prevention Week.
Almost every day, specialists trained in crisis intervention at 2-1-1 Brevard talk with callers about whether they are thinking about suicide. Thankfully, only a small percentage of callers are seriously considering it.
Please take a few minutes this week to learn more about the warning signs of suicide. Dial 2-1-1 if you or someone you know needs help.
Visit these websites for information:
More information from 2-1-1 Brevard
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Institute of Mental Health
Suicide Prevention Resource Center