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Suicide Prevention Set To Become Part of Minimum Standard of Care At Addiction Centers

| April 22, 2019

Rising opioids use and rising suicide rates: Suicide prevention advocates have been pushing the addiction treatment community to address the substantial overlap by adopting new standards of care. That starts in June.

Before Kevin McCarthy’s Suicide, a Life of Creative Advocacy and Contradictions Running in Overdrive

| April 21, 2019

Until his last year, Kevin McCarthy had a stellar 17-year career with Flagler schools, coming out of the shadow of his father Bob McCarthy, Flagler’s longest-serving sheriff. But he had unspoken struggles.

Suicides of 2 Parkland Students in a Week Have Lawmakers Questioning Schools’ Mental Health Funding

| March 27, 2019

Two suicides in the span of a week involving student survivors of the Parkland school shooting have sparked a new question at the Florida Capitol: How much mental-health money should the state provide to schools?

Sheriff’s Detectives Investigate Death of Richard W. Smith in Isolated Woods of Flagler Estates

| February 28, 2019

Richard Wyatt Smith, 45, of 12th Street in Elkton, had been reported missing by his wife earlier Wednesday morning. He was found in his car deep in the woods of Flagler Estates, in northwest Flagler County.

Louis Mamakos, 85, Kills Himself With a Gun in B-Section After Citing Intolerable Pain

| January 30, 2019

Louis Mamakos, a long-time resident of Palm Coast’s Boxwood Lane, had been Baker Acted two weeks earlier after attempting to kill himself with a gun. His wife had stopped him.

Cory McClure, 25, a Palm Coast Realtor, Takes His Own Life

| January 25, 2019

Cory Michael McClure, a 25-year-old Realtor who’d struggled through agonizing physical pain for several years, took his own life at a house on Kashmir Trail in Palm Coast Wednesday morning.

Flagler’s Davis Ecker, 27, Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound at Motel on A1A

| January 22, 2019

Davis Ecker, 27, died of a self-inflicted gunshot early Sunday morning (Jan. 20) at the Ocean Crest Motel in Ormond By the Sea.

FPC’s Shaunti Stafford, 17, Takes Her Life, Flagler’s Third Teen Suicide in 18 Months

| January 15, 2019

Shauntiana Autrice Stafford, a 17-year-old student at Flagler Palm Coast High School, took her life Monday evening at her home at Madison Green Apartments.

On Pritchard Drive, a Man Takes His Life on New Year’s After His Wife Dies at Christmas

| January 2, 2019

Daniel P. Kennedy of Palm Coast had called a friend moments earlier to say his wife had died around Christmas and he could not go on living. He was still breathing when deputies found him.

Survivor of Half-Failed Double-Suicide May Not Get To Blame Depression in “Assisted Murder” Defense

| December 13, 2018

Bruce Haughton says he planned to kill himself and his ex-girlfriend Katherine Goddard in her R-Section home. She died. He survived. The prosecution sees it only as assisted murder, discounting his mental state.

Darryl Fultz, 51, Harvey Perly, 83:
Two Suicides in 3 Days in Palm Coast

| December 5, 2018

Darryl L. Fultz, 51, of 69 Eric Drive, took his life using a gun on Dec. 2, Harvey Perly, 83, did so on Dec. 4 in his front yard at 55 Christopher Court South in Palm Coast.

The Story Behind A 28-Year-Old Flagler Veteran’s Suicide: Strife, Depression, And a Father’s Questions

| December 4, 2018

Abdul Ganiyu Ayanwale, a 28-year-old Army National Guard veteran, killed himself by gunshot at his Bunnell apartment on Nov. 16 after a series of personal and legal difficulties.

Mark Klos of Flagler Beach Found Dead of Apparent Suicide in His Jail Cell Days After Arrest Over Death Threats

| September 29, 2018

Mark Klos, 72, of Flagler Beach, had been arrested Thursday (Sept. 27) after allegedly writing brutal and graphic death threats against a building contractor.

Three Suicides Averted in 2 Days As 911 Dispatchers and Deputies Defuse Chilling Situations

| September 18, 2018

Over the weekend, authorities converged on three suicide attempts–by gun in Flagler Beach, by hanging and by cop off a county road in western Flagler, and by knife in Palm Coast’s K-Section.

Nicholas Urban, 18, Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot; Matanzas High Community’s 6th Suicide in 5 Years

| September 13, 2018

Nicholas D’Artagnan Urban, 18, was found at his home in Palm Coast’s Hammock Wednesday. He had graduated Matanzas High last December. His death is the 8th violent death involving the Matanzas High community since 2013.

At Buddy Taylor Middle, Dress-Code Violation Escalates to Arrest Over Threats of Suicide and School Shooting

| August 17, 2018

The arrest of a 15-year-old student at Buddy Taylor Middle School Thursday is the year’s first instance of a student allegedly threatening an attack on fellow students, faculty–and herself.

Grim Flagler Milestone in 2017: Most Suicides In County’s History, Highest Rate in Florida

| August 6, 2018

There were 31 suicides in Flagler-Palm Coast in 2017, five more than the previous high, a third of them affecting people 45 to 54. The county’s rate is significantly higher than the average in states most severely affected by suicide.

Paul F. Montalbine, 42, Found Dead By Suicide in a Car In Palm Coast Parkway Neighborhood

| July 3, 2018

Paul Francis Montalbine, a 42-year-old resident of 65 Lake Forest Place in Palm Coast, was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot in a car a short distance from his home.

Palm Coast’s Tyrone Hartley, 53, Found Dead of Gunshot in Apparent Suicide

| June 12, 2018

Tyrone Hartley, of Bunker Knolls Lane in Palm Coast, had sent a letter to a friend in Michigan on June 7 giving “five reasons why I’m done.”

Palm Coast’s Melody Ann Stuffle, 49, in Apparent Suicide By Gunshot

| May 25, 2018

Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an apparent suicide by gunshot on Lancelot Drive in Palm Coast early Thursday morning.

Clarity on Shooting Death of Brandi Celenza in F-Section May Take Weeks, Possibly Months

| April 24, 2018

Sheriff Rick Staly said it could be months before the case of 25-year-old Brandi Celenza’s death by gunshot is resolved. But the sheriff said he is confident of a resolution.

88-Year-Old Palm Coast Man Dies of Gunshot, 3rd Elderly Suicide in Seven Weeks in Flagler

| April 13, 2018

Joseph O’Sullivan, 88, of Palm Coast’s P Section, died of a gunshot Wednesday. There have been at least eight suicides in the county since the new year.

Robert Barshied, Missing Two Days, Is Found Dead Near Bings Landing, an Apparent Suicide

| February 24, 2018

Robert Barshied, 69, of Matanzas Shores, was found dead in a marsh after an extensive air, sea and foot search. He’d left a suicide note at his home.

Man at Flagler Jail Tries to Hang Himself, Fellow-Inmates and Deputies Rush To Save Him

| February 13, 2018

An inmate at the Flagler jail tied a bed sheet around a railing, then around his neck, and attempted suicide before inmates and deputies rushed to his rescue Tuesday.

Woman, 42, Stops Her Car Off U.S. 1 and Ends Her Life With Gunshot as Helicopter Hovers

| February 5, 2018

Maggie Olivera, 42, was found in her Toyota 4 Runner by the side of the road at Old Dixie Highway off U.S. 1 in Flagler after St. Johns County’s emergency helicopter had followed her from St. Johns.

Two Suicides, 2 Attempted, 5 Baker Acts Between Saturday and Monday in Palm Coast

| January 24, 2018

For the second time in three weeks, Flagler Sheriff’s deputies were confronted with a spike in mental health crises over 48 hours that underscored the county’s dearth of resources other than law enforcement.

5-Hour Standoff With Woman Threatening Suicide Ends Peacefully on Point of Woods

| January 22, 2018

Kathryn Hunter, 39, girlfriend of a man who killed himself on Jan. 9, surrendered to deputies in mid-afternoon after SWAT team members entered her house. She will be Baker Acted.

Amid Dearth of Mental Health Services, Flagler Lifeline Seeks to End Stigmas and Broaden Discussion

| January 16, 2018

In an effort to de-stigmatize mental health and discussions about suicide, Flagler Lifeline, a joint effort by the school district and Flagler Cares, is looking to make the issue a priority for local officials.

Man Takes His Own Life in a Car on SR100 as Sheriff’s Negotiators Were On Their Way

| January 9, 2018

A man took his own life by gunshot in a car on State Road 100’s westbound lanes, in front of the Mobil station and convenience store, at dawn Tuesday.

One Suicide, 10 Baker Acts: New Year Weekend’s Mental Health Toll Taxes Flagler Deputies

| January 3, 2018

Baker Acts are a reflection of the county’s needs for mental health services, needs that are largely unmet despite recurring calls by county, police and mental health officials to improve matters.

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