Since January of this year 27 Gadsden County residents have attempted suicide and 12 have been successful. The problem has Sheriff Morris Young searching for answers and looking for help anywhere he can find it.
"That's too many people for a county our size, it could become epidemic. At the rate we're going we may have 25 deaths by suicide by the end of the year," he said.
By comparison, according to state data, Gadsden County only recorded six suicides in 2008.