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Region 10

County of:  Broward

Region Director:

Rene Barrett
P. O. Box 22-1891
Hollywood FL 33022-1891
954 257-4568
954 927-1124 - Fax
Founding Executive Director & Hon. Board Member
Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, Inc.

If you or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, please reach out for hope by calling:
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
24 hours a day; 7 days a week
(see "Learn the SIGNS"  button above for more information)

Rene Barrett Honored

Rene Barrett from region 10 (Broward county) was honored on 2/13/15 at a fundraiser with the FL Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP) for her outstanding service in suicide prevention for the past 20 years.

Rene was one of the primary founders of FISP and was the first Executive Director.  With the help of her efforts, the Board of Trustees was formed with prestigious and successful individuals interested in Suicide Prevention.  She raised significant amounts of money each year to help get the organization going and continues to this day to support it's wonderful work.  Although she is no longer the Executive Director, she supports FISP and conducts a support group of suicide survivors that meets on a weekly basis.  She often speaks out through advocacy and letters to the editor to protest unfair actions and to support individuals who are being treated unfairly.  She is also active in community organizations and causes.  I would like to include the names on this tribute of people who appreciate her advocacy for the FL Initiative for Suicide Prevention. 

 On behalf of the FSPC, please join me in congratulating Rene for her exceptional work and dedication!  You are much appreciated Rene!

Source:  Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
Table D-18
2015 220 97
2014 214 82
2013 210 97
2012 237 94
2011 233 74 137
2010 252 79 174
2009 226 193 97
2008 238 98 224
2007 223 105 236
2006 192 89 314
2005 176 76 294
2004 226 74 285
2003 212 83 308
2002 263 96 294
2001 217 95 265

Organizations, Programs & Events  in Region 10:

Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP)
Jackie Rosen
FISP Executive Director/CEO
2645 Executive Park Drive
Weston, Florida 33331
Phone: (954) 384-0344
Fax: (954) 384-7988
Cell: (954) 465-7115

fisp@earthlink.net  -  jrosenFISP@aol.com



We service Dade, Broward and Southern Palm Beach Counties

Dear Survivors of Suicide Loss, friends and family members,

      FISP Survivors of Suicide Loss FREE Day of Healing!

                        Saturday, November 22nd

                              from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

                                at the K.C. Wright School Board Building 
                            600 SE 3rd St in Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

                     See below for the day's healing schedule

                                            To Register 
                           Call 954-384-0344 

click here to web register

   or email us at  fisp@fisponline.org

FISP understands that it is so hard to be alone in your grief. That is why we offer you a FREE day of sharing and learning to help you through that process. FISP's 17th Annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day of Healing is an opportunity to be with fellow Survivors of Suicide Loss friends, family members and grief professionals who can help you learn ways to navigate through your grief process. You are not alone! FISP is here to help you with five support groups and this supportive Day of Healing.


Join us for a Continental Breakfast, Box Lunch, a Mini Survivor Workshop and presentations by local suicide loss survivors and mental health professionals.  We will share the screening of the AFSP video called The Journey and small group discussions that bring together people who have experienced a similar loss. Parking is next to the building and free.


I am looking to forward sharing this day of learning, laughter, tears, and true fellowship with you. Together on this day, in a room filled those who understand your grief we will all help each other heal.


Jackie Rosen

Executive Director/CEO

Crisis Centers:

211 First Call For Help of Broward
3217 N.W. 10 Terr., #308
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Administrative Contact:
24-Hour Helplines:
Main:  211 or 954-537-0211  
Teen Hotline: 954-567-8336
Senior Hotline: 954-390-0485
INFO line: (Children's MH/SA):
AAS Certified NO
AAS Member YES
Hopeline Member NO

Sun Program
Florida Initiative for Solving Problems- FISP


                      FOR TEENS, COLLEGE STUDENTS OR SENIORS        

                             HELP YOURSELF AND YOUR NEW FRIENDS

                            SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS


Survivors of Suicide: Support Groups



1st & 3rd Monday of the month
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Coral Springs Medical Center, Cafeteria Conference Room
300 Coral Hills Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065
(954) 344-3000
No Charge
Toni Richard and Lauren Day
Call before attending FISP Office:  (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.org


2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Hollywood Cultural and Community Center
1301 S Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
(954) 921-3600
No Charge
Rene Barrett:  (954) 257-4568 or FISP Office:  (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.org


C/O Angels Hearts N Hands

Contact: Linda Foris, (754) 779-0677,
Meeting Place: Broward General Medical Center, West Wing Conference Room

               1600 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:30pm 9:00pm
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: No


2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month
8:00 - 9:30 PM
Coconut Grove Bank Building, Suite #500

2701 South Bay Shore Drive
Miami, FL 33133
No Charge
Jessica Alfonso:  Call before attending:  (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.org


1st & 3rd Wednesday
7:00 - 8:30 PM
211 Community Room

250 NE 33rd St
Oakland Park, FL 33334
No Charge
Howard Cohen:  Call before attending FISP Office:  (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.org


Suicide Loss Survivor Healing Group
Boca Raton & Tamarac
Contact: Linda Posner, LCSW, CEAP, (561) 715-9875, linda.posner1@gmail.com
Meeting Place: 4804 Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 4:00pm and 6:30pm
Facilitated by: Professional
Charge: Sliding scale of $15-$45

2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Cleveland Clinic Weston
  (954) 689-5000
Jagelman Conference Center, Room 4
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd
Weston, FL 33331
No Charge
Ben Bachus & Lauren Day
Call before attending FISP Office:  (954) 384-0344  www.fisponline.org