Lock it Up

16% of Virginians surveyed in the 2020 Community Needs Assessment reported seriously considering suicide.*

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Kenan Tyner-Smith

Prevention Manager
Southside Behavioral Health
434-572-6916 Ext. 1550

Reasons to Lock It Up


Emergency visits for suicide attempts/ideations rose 3.5x between 2015 & 2018.*


Access to a firearm is the #1 attributing factor to suicide in Virginia.*

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Opioid overdose deaths more than doubled between 2017 & 2018.*


24% of individuals who attempt suicide take action within 5 minutes.**

*Statistics are for Southside Virginia and are from the:

2020 Community Needs Assessment

**Statistics are from the:

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