The UF Counseling and Wellness Center is executing two major projects with funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The university received a three-year $296,000 suicide prevention grant in August from the administration, following a February 2012 attempted suicide in North Hall and an April 2012 suicide in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Joe Lancos has details on the projects and suicide prevention at UF.
Ralph Rutledge of East Gainesville had four tumors on his vocal cords. Lung cancer. As a regular patient, he spent close to six hours a week on a bus.