St. Johns County is made up of around 275,000 people.
That's 275,000 reasons to encourage wellness.
Take a look at the mental health facts to see why we're creating communities that talk.
DEATHS BY SUICIDE
In 2020, we lost 46 neighbors to suicide.
INTENTIONAL SELF-HARM INJURIES
In 2020, 175 people intentionally harmed themselves.
*Intentional self-harm injury is an injury or poisoning inflicted on oneself by deliberate means with the intent to take one's own life or with the intent to harm oneself. Not all intentional self-harm injuries are suicide attempts. (FL Department of Health)
**Number includes Hospitalizations and Emergency Department visits as a result of Intentional Self-Harm.
SUICIDE RATE COMPARED TO THE STATE
In 2020, the state of Florida's age-adjusted suicide death rate, per 100,000 people, was 13.1%
In 2020, St. Johns County, Florida's age-adjusted suicide death rate, per 100,000 people, was 16.5%
WHAT THAT MEANS
St. Johns County, Florida has a higher suicide rate, per 100,000 people, than the state of Florida. Something must be done to reduce the rate of suicide in St. Johns County.
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AS A COMMUNITY
We all want the best for our community, and that starts with supporting each other. At Talkable Communities, we make it easy for you to support your loved ones and your neighbors.