UAB employee jumps from Parking Deck

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According to reports, a UAB employee jumped from a parking deck and died around 3 PM today. The death is believed to be a suicide

It is believed that the man jumped from the top floor of the parking deck, which is 5-stories. Sgt Johnny Williams from Birmingham Police Department says they are not currently releasing the man’s identity and are not confirming his affiliation with UAB

UAB released this statement to their staff:

” It is with a heavy heart I share news of an employee suicide this afternoon. It occurred at the 6th Street parking deck and police are on the scene. Hospital Human Resources will share mental health resources with employees as appropriate. We have no further details at this time and police are working to notify the family.”

If you are someone you love is in need of help, here are the resources available in Alabama:

Alabama Suicide Prevention and Resource Coalition

Crisis Center, Inc. (Birmingham)

Phone: (205) 323-7777

Kids Help Line: (205) 328-KIDS (5437)

Teen Link: (205) 328-LINK (5465)

Senior Talk Line: (205) 328-TALK (8255)

Crisis Services of North Alabama (Huntsville)

Phone: (256) 716-1000

Toll Free: (800) 691-8426

Lifelines/Family Counseling Center of Mobile

Phone: (251) 431-5111

Toll Free: (800) 293-1117