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February 16, 2012   (Thursday)

Florida Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol (10th Annual)
In partnership with:  Behavioral Health Day

2012 Suicide Prevention Day Flyer (to follow)

2010 Suicides-Homicides Stats in Florida by County Handout [click here]

Mission for this Legislative Session;


Continue education for Suicide prevention and education to all


Support:  Continuing Education or Inservice Training for Public School Personnel


     House Bill:  HB 607  [click here]  Sponsored by:  Representative Chuck Chestnut


     Senate Bill:  SB 1138 [click here]  Sponsored by:  Senator Steve Oelrich

bulletSuicide Prevention Coordinating Council Meeting
Wednesday, February 15; 3:00pm - 5:00pm; Location see below.
bullet3rd Annual Lighting the Darkness Evening, Remembrance Ceremony
Wednesday, February 15; 6:00pm - 8:00pm; Location see below.
Lighting the Darkness, An Evening to Remember Lives Lost to Suicide FLYER [click here]
bulletEducational Display Booths & Legislative visits
Thursday, February 16;  9:00am - 3:00pm; The Capitol Rotunda 2nd Floor
bulletSuicide Prevention Day Rally
Thursday, February 16; 11:00am - Noon; Outside Old Capitol
Rob Siedlecki is the new Assistant Secretary of Substance Abuse and Mental Health starting last week and will lead the Coordinating Council meeting on Feb 15.

The Coordinating Council will be meeting on February 15, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. in Tallahassee at the DCF offices, 1317 Winewood Blvd. In the coming weeks Ellen will send out an agenda with the location.

On the evening of February 15 the Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition and Big Bend Hospice will having a "Lighting the Darkness" An Evening of Remembrance of Lives Lost to Suicide starting at 6 p.m. at the Early Learning Coalition's office:

1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70
Tallahassee, FL 32303

On February 16 the Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition will join other partners in the Behavioral Health Day with a rally at 11 a.m. at the Capital. Suicide Prevention will have tables set up on the 2nd floor of the Capitol.

To request a table, please email Marlene Jehs atmj6pelican@aol.com or call her at (727) 254-3743. Tables will be reserved on a first come basis.  Please consider sharing a table this year as the number of tables will be less this year. Please tell Marlene if you have a display such as quilts or display stands of any kind so we can make space for you. Let Marlene know if you are willing to share a table or will need a whole table. Also if you will need electricity so we can locate your display close to an
outlet. You must request your table by January 30, 2012. PLEASE READ ATTACHED MEMO and please print it off and bring it with you on February 16.
Ellen Piekalkiewicz
(850) 717-4623 NEW NUMBER