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.
Asbestos, a product previously used in building and insulating for buildings, is still found today in older buildings that have not yet been renovated. If disturbed, that asbestos can cause major health problems for Alachua County residents.