Suicide is a significant issue that affects individuals, families and communities worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, each year, over 800,000 people die by suicide worldwide. That works out to a suicide every 40 seconds. In Florida suicide is the 8th leading cause of death, 3rd leading death for ages 15-24, 2nd leading cause of death for ages 25-34 and 4th leading cause of death for ages 35-54. For every suicide 25 others attempt. On the average, one person dies by suicide every 3 hours in our state of Florida. As of July 16, 2022 we will have a 3 digit number 988 Crisis Response System designated for suicide prevention and substance abuse. In the meantime continue 1-800-273-8255 or text to NAMI 741741.