Morton Plant Hospital Suicide – At around 8 am on Thursday, June 8, 2023, the Clearwater Police Department received a report of an incident at Morton Plant Hospital located at 300 Pinellas Street. Sadly, an adult male lost his life due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It’s important to note that the deceased individual was not a hospital patient, and the incident occurred outside on the hospital’s west side. It’s worth mentioning that the hospital is operating as usual, and there’s no reason for patients or staff members to be concerned about their safety or health. Thankfully, no one else was injured during the incident.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) is a United States-based suicide prevention network of over 200+ crisis centers that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 9-8-8. It is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The caller is routed to their nearest crisis center to receive immediate counseling and local mental health referrals. The Lifeline supports people who call for themselves or someone they care about.
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