Resources By Region

Region 1

Counties of: Escambia – Okaloosa – Santa Rosa – Walton.


Region Director: 
Rachelle S. Burns, M.A.
Director, TRIO-Student Support Services/Crisis Referral
Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32504
850-484-1817
[email protected]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)

Crisis Centers
Crisis Line/Bridgeway Center, Inc.
205 Shell Ave, SE
Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548
Administrative Contact:
850-833-9191
850-833-7528 (fax)
www.bridgewaycenter.org
850-244-9191
Hours: 24/7
850-682-0101
Hours: 24/7
850-682-0101
AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO
Baptist Hospital – Behavioral Medicine Center – Adult Stress Treatment
1000 W. Moreno St
Pensacola, FL 32501
Administrative Contact:
850-434-4091
850-469-7513 (fax)
Lakeview Center
1221 W. Lakeview St.
Pensacola, FL 32501
Administrative Contact:
850-432-1222
www.eLakeviewCenter.org
850-433-8336 pager-teen line
850-433-7273 rape crisis
Hours:
AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO
C.O.P.E. Center-Chautauqua Offices of Psychotherapy & Evaluation
3686 Highway 331 S.
De Funiak Springs, FL 32435
Administrative Contact:
850-892-8045
850-892-8051 (fax)
www.copecenter.org
AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO
Programs & Events  in Region 1:
The DREAM Project
Dare to Reach Every Achievable Moment 
The DREAM Project is a compilation CD with songs of different genres donated by musicians and artists who have all donated their time to help the University of West Florida’s Chapter of Active Minds (formerly Students for Suicide Awareness or SSA) in loving memory of Tyler Knisely, a UWF student who lost his battle with depression and took his life fall semester 2008 and Jr. Villanueva, a UF student who also lost his battle and took his life spring semester 1997.The DREAM Project
Dare to Reach Every Achievable Moment
www.dreamprojectcd.com 
www.facebook.com/DREAMProjectCDHere are two links to purchase the cd online, proceeds to benefit SSA:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dreamproject
http://www.digstation.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?albumID=ALB000074709
THEATER DELTA

Region 1 wanted to share info about Theater Delta, a performing troupe from North Carolina that uses Interactive Theater – scripted and improvisational audience participatory theater – to promote dialogue and social change in communities around the globe. They performed at the University of West Florida during Suicide Prevention Week to address depression and suicide ideation, sexual identity and orientation and the stressors of coming out, and more.

UWF’s Suicide Outreach and Support, Students for Suicide Awareness, and Gay Straight Alliance hosted the event for Theater Delta’s Down in the Dumps, at the UWF Conference Center. The performance addressed the warning signs of suicide, depression, the struggles of coming out as LGBTQ identified,  and how to help a friend who may be considering suicide. The event was free to students and pizza was provided along with information tables. About 100 students, faculty, and others were in attendance.

I was truly moved by this performance, how the actors stayed in character, how the director engaged the audience and got the dialogue going, so much to the point that when I had the opportunity to participate and speak out, I got so choked up after witnessing so many students in the room openly express their current and past experiences with depression that I knew I would break down just thinking about my brother and what he went through. It made me realize the goal of starting SSA on campus in my brother’s memory was to bring about events such as this to help students – if that were available 16 years ago, would things be different. I am proud of SSA for bringing this to campus.

Just wanted to share in case anyone across the state was interested in contacting them. If you would like more info, visit www.theaterdelta.com or contact Ben Saypol, Artistic Director at 919-229-1223 or [email protected]

For more information on the Theater Delta performance at UWF, see the following link for the article printed in the student newspaper, The Voyager.http://www.thevoyager.net/2013/09/dumps-raises-awareness-lgbt-issues/

Source:  Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
 Table D-12
SUICIDES Homicides HIV
ESCAMBIA
2015 53 23
2014 58 19
2013 49 26
2012 57 24
2011 36 20 12
2010 37 29 19
2009 42 23 15
2008 46 22 12
2007 40 27 33
2006 51 15 28
2005 43 14 32
2004 46 20 27
2003 49 16 28
2002 36 18 29
2001 28 17 24
OKALOOSA
2015 37 12
2014 25 4
2013 44 6
2012 37 4
2011 30 3 3
2010 35 3 4
2009 47 3 8
2008 43 4 2
2007 33 6 6
2006 30 11 3
2005 34 5 6
2004 27 4 0
2003 28 4 1
2002 28 6 3
2001 18 3 4
SANTA ROSA
2015 29 8
2014 32 5
2013 29 7
2012 33 2
2011 32 4 3
2010 23 7 4
2009 20 3 7
2008 24 3 3
2007 23 3 2
2006 16 3 4
2005 25 5 6
2004 18 3 3
2003 20 0 1
2002 17 5 4
2001 20 4 2
WALTON
2015 11 0
2014 9 1
2013 13 1
2012 13 1
2011 16 4 0
2010 11 0 0
2009 12 3 3
2008 7 4 4
2007 11 1 0
2006 8 3 1
2005 8 4 1
2004 8 3 1
2003 6 1 0
2002 10 0 0
2001 6 0 0

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE:  SUPPORT GROUPS
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Meetings take place on an as-needed basis in Milton, FL.
Please call for more information.
Contact:  Pam Wheeler
(850) 572-7272 or [email protected]
The Compassionate Friends (TCF)
Monthly support group meetings for parents who have lost a child
Sibling group meets at the same time with a counselor (school-age children)
Meetings take place every second Tuesday of the month
Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 5725 N. 9th Ave.
7:00-8:30pm
(850) 438-4404 Chapter phone
www.compassionatefriends.org 
ORGANIZATIONS
Mental Health Association of Okaloosa-Walton Counties

571 Mooney Rd. NE
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 244-1040
www.mhaow.org
NAMI Pensacola

NAMI (National Alliance on the Mentally Ill) Pensacola is a non-profit organization affiliated with NAMI Florida and the NAMI National. The Pensacola Affiliate provides support to families of the chronic mentally ill; to promote the education of its members and the general public about mental illness; to advocate for the rights of, and better services for the care of the chronic mentally ill; and to foster research to find the causes and cure for mental illness.

Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 7-8:30pm at Lakeview Center, Building “T”, 1221 W. Lakeview Center Ave., Pensacola, FL 32501

PO Box 18124
Pensacola, FL 32523-8124
For more info contact Jane Cartwright:  (850) 208-1609 or [email protected] or visit www.nami.org

UWF Active Minds (formerly Students for Suicide Awareness or SSA)

Weekly group meetings at the University of West Florida (day and time of meetings vary per semester).  Prevention and awareness activities fall and spring semesters at UWF and in the community.
Open to UWF students.

For more information, contact Monika Hauk at [email protected] or Tina Likovetz, Advisor at [email protected] or visit www.facebook.com/activemindsuwf

PSC Active MindsWeekly group meetings at the Pensacola State College (day and time of meetings vary per semester).  Prevention and awareness activities throughout the school year.  Open to PSC students.

For more information contact Pablo Campos, President at [email protected] or Liz Mosely, Advisor at 850-475-4835
www.facebook.com/activemindspsc

Adult & Child Counseling Services, Inc. (ACCS)

ACCS is a non-profit in Pensacola whose goal is to provide mental health services to those in need regardless of their ability to pay for those services. ACCS strives to provide compassionate, effective and evidence-based clinical psychotherapy and counseling services to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, with the goal of maximizing personal potential and increasing resilience in the face of adversity. Their mission is accomplished by working in collaboration with state agencies, individuals, families, providers and local social service organizations.

ACCS
6707 N. 9th Avenue, Suite B-5
Pensacola, FL 32504
(850) 466-3200

A Clean Mind Counseling

Counseling by Ashley Pennewill, LCSW, a counselor in Pensacola, FL. Ashley works with people here as well as with clients all over the country online, teaching them the skills they need to grow with the hope counseling will enrich their lives.

For more info, call (850) 501-5110 or visit www.counselingpensacola.com and visit his blog at www.acleanmind.org

Covenant Hospice Grief Counseling

2001 N. Palafox Street
Pensacola, FL  32501
(850) 202-0840
www.covenanthospice.org 

Contacts:
Bob Weatherly, LCSW – Bereavement Specialist     [email protected]
Paula Butler, BSW – Bereavement Specialist      [email protected]
Ariell Ussery, MSW – Children’s Support Specialist    [email protected] 

Stepping Stones Professional Counseling
151 Mary Esther Blvd., Suite 310A
Mary Esther, FL 32569
(850) 226-6430
Ashley Brown, LMHC
www.steppingstonescounseling.org
Region 2
Counties of:  Bay – Calhoun – Franklin – Gadsden – Gulf –
Holmes – Jackson – Jefferson – Leon – Liberty –
Madison -Taylor – Wakulla – Washington.

Region Director:
Pam Mezzina, LCSW
Bereavement Services of Big Bend Hospice, Manager
Trauma, Grief, and Loss Coalition for Youth (TGLC) Coordinator
1723 Mahan Center Blvd.
Tallahassee Fl 32308
850-671-6078
[email protected]
http://www.bigbendhospice.orgIf 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)

Upcoming Events:
Source:  Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
 Table D-12
SUICIDES Homicide HIV
BAY      
2015 37 8
2014 43 16
2013 35 11
2012 37 12
2011 33 15 5
2010 30 15 4
2009 40 5 7
2008 27 13 7
2007 27 8 6
2006 21 6 12
2005 33 7 8
2004 29 10 5
2003 27 8 9
2002 27 8 8
2001 18 10 11
CALHOUN
2015 1 1
2014 1 0
2013 0 1
2012 3 0
2011 4 1 0
2010 2 0 1
2009 7 0 0
2008 0 0 0
2007 3 1 0
2006 2 0 1
2005 1 2 0
2004 2 0 0
2003 3 2 0
2002 1 1 0
2001 2 1 0
FRANKLIN
2015 3 1
2014 0 1
2013 1 0
2012 2 1
2011 0 0 0
2010 1 1 0
2009 2 0 1
2008 1 0 0
2007 3 1 1
2006 2 0 0
2005 2 0 0
2004 1 1 0
2003 1 0 0
2002 3 0 0
2001 1 2 1
GADSDEN
2015 7 4
2014 7 1
2013 8 5
2012 7 6
2011 6 3 7
2010 4 3 2
2009 6 5 2
2008 5 2 7
2007 6 4 6
2006 4 2 4
2005 5 6 3
2004 6 7 8
2003 1 5 6
2002 4 5 7
2001 5 6 6
GULF
2015 7 3
2014 4 1
2013 3 0
2012 2 1
2011 3 2 0
2010 3 0 0
2009 2 0 0
2008 2 0 0
2007 5 0 0
2006 4 0 0
2005 4 0 1
2004 0 1 0
2003 3 0 0
2002 2 0 0
2001 2 3 1
HOLMES
2015 3 2
2014 4 0
2013 3 0
2012 8 1
2011 4 2 0
2010 4 2 0
2009 4 1 1
2008 7 1 1
2007 2 2 0
2006 6 0 1
2005 0 2 1
2004 3 0 1
2003 2 1 1
2002 2 0 0
2001 1 1 2
JACKSON
2015 11 3
2014 7 1
2013 5 4
2012 10 1
2011 7 5 2
2010 3 7 0
2009 9 6 3
2008 10 5 0
2007 10 9 3
2006 4 4 3
2005 2 5 6
2004 8 5 5
2003 2 3 3
2002 6 3 2
2001 8 3 1
JEFFERSON
2015 3 0
2014 1 0
2013 1 1
2012 2 0
2011 0 0 0
2010 2 0 0
2009 3 0 1
2008 3 0 0
2007 1 0 2
2006 1 0 2
2005 2 0 0
2004 0 1 2
2003 1 0 1
2002 1 0 1
2001 4 3 0
LEON
2015 33 12
2014 29 17
2013 36 20
2012 45 19
2011 29 17 15
2010 41 13 14
2009 28 11 10
2008 28 14 14
2007 20 8 16
2006 24 5 14
2005 20 10 16
2004 25 13 8
2003 26 6 19
2002 20 10 11
2001 21 6 19
LIBERTY
2015 0 0
2014 1 1
2013 0 0
2012 1 0
2011 0 0 0
2010 1 0 1
2009 1 0 0
2008 1 0 0
2007 1 0 0
2006 1 0 0
2005 1 0 0
2004 1 0 0
2003 0 0 0
2002 0 1 0
2001 0 0 0
MADISON
2015 3 3
2014 2 1
2013 4 0
2012 3 0
2011 0 1 3
2010 1 1 1
2009 3 3 3
2008 5 3 2
2007 5 1 2
2006 4 2 1
2005 3 3 0
2004 1 0 3
2003 1 2 2
2002 2 0 0
2001 4 2 4
TAYLOR
2015 4 2
2014 4 0
2013 7 2
2012 3 1
2011 2 3 2
2010 4 3 2
2009 5 1 1
2008 4 2 0
2007 2 1 0
2006 2 2 1
2005 4 1 1
2004 2 2 1
2003 2 1 1
2002 4 1 2
2001 5 3 1
WAKULLA
2015 4 2
2014 6 2
2013 5 0
2012 7 1
2011 8 2 2
2010 5 0 0
2009 7 1 1
2008 2 0 0
2007 2 4 1
2006 3 0 1
2005 7 1 1
2004 3 2 3
2003 6 2 5
2002 1 1 0
2001 4 2 0
WASHINGTON
2015 3 3
2014 4 4
2013 1 3
2012 6 0
2011 9 2 0
2010 3 3 2
2009 6 2 0
2008 9 1 1
2007 3 1 1
2006 3 4 1
2005 1 2 0
2004 4 1 3
2003 0 3 2
2002 3 1 2
2001 2 0 1
CRISIS CENTERS:
2-1-1 Big Bend
P.O. Box 10950
Tallahassee, FL 32302-2950
Administrative Contact:
850-617-6348
850-561-3443 (fax)
[email protected]
www.211bigbend.org
2-1-1 or 617-6333 Local Suicide Hotline
Hours: 24/7
800-352-2437 FL AIDS hotline
800-451-2229 Family Health
AAS Certified: YES
AAS Member: YES
Hopeline Member: YES
Panama City Crisis Line
Life Management Center

Panama City, FL 32405
Administrative Contact:
850-522-4485 or toll-free at 888-785-8750
AAS Certified: NO
AAS Member: NO
Hopeline Member: NO
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Tallahassee Inc.NAMI-Tallahassee, Inc.
P.O. Box 14842
Tallahassee, FL  32317-4842
Phone:  850.841.3386 (voice-mail)
www.nami-tallahassee.org/
Survivors of Suicide: Support Groups

http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support

Big Bend Hospice’s Suicide Loss Support Group

Continues to meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for people who have experienced loss due to suicide. They’ll be meeting on March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, & July 17.

www.bigbendhospice.org

Tallahassee Democrat:  www.tallahassee.com

Region 3

Counties of:  Alachua – Bradford – Columbia – Dixie – Gilchrist – Hamilton – Lafayette – Levy – Putnam – Suwannee – Union.

 


Region Director:

Ali Martinez, Ed.S. – Director
Alachua County Crisis Center
352-264-6792
[email protected]
http://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/CSS/CrisisCenter/Pages/CrisisCenter.aspx

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)Marshall Knudson – FSPC-Region 3 Director retiring after 35 years. to read The Gainesville Sun article:  [click here]
NAMI Gainesville
National Alliance on Mental Illness
http://www.namigainesville.org/locallinks.htm
Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden
The Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden in Cofrin Nature Park, Gainesville, Florida is intended as a place of comfort, meditation and healing for those who have lost a loved one through suicide.  The purpose of this space is to provide solace and peace to those who have experienced this loss though anyone can take in the beauty, comfort, healing and reflection offered by the garden.
Cofrin address is 4810 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL
Call Judy Broward for information:  352-213-6308

[click here] Order Personalized Brick

Video of Garden:  https://vimeo.com/125107868

Friends Of The Crisis Center: Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden

[click here]  Gainesville Sun Artice July 28, 2013

Dedication for the garden was Nov 14, 2013Source:  Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
 Table
Organizations, Programs & Events  in Region 3:

 Crisis Centers
Alachua County Crisis Center
218 SE 24th St.
Gainesville, FL 32641
Administrative Contact:
t) (352) 264-6785
f) (352) 264-6777
Alachua County Crisis Center website
Crisis Line: 352-264-6789Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Free counseling services available M-F 9-5.
To make an appointment, call 352-264-6785.

AAS Certified YES
AAS Member YES
Hopeline Member YES
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare
P.O. Box 2818
Gainesville, FL 32641
Administrative Contact:
t)904.758.0670
f)352.371.2076
Hours:
800.732.0315 toll free
Hours:
AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc.
945 Grand St.
Starke, FL 32091
Administrative Contact:
t)904.964.8382
f)904.964.4827
www.meridian-healthcare.org
Hours:
800.330.5615 toll free
Hours:
AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO

Survivors of Suicide: Support Groups

http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-supportAlachua County Crisis Center
Gainesville, FL

Contact:  Jan Greene – for meeting information
352-264-6782

Meeting Day/Meeting Time:
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Facilitated by:  Peer and Professional
Charge:  No
Newsletter:  No
Counties served:  ALL

The Survivors of Suicide Support Group provides survivors with the comfort and support that comes from connection with other survivors.  All persons who have been touched by suicide are invited to attend support group meetings as little or as often as they wish.SOLACE Newsletter
A publication for Survivors of Suicide
Sponsored by the Alachua County Crisis Center

You can read current and past issues on-line as a link from the Alachua County Crisis Center web site:

http://www.alachuacounty.us/government/depts/css/crisis/sos.aspx

Region 4
Counties of:  Baker – Clay – Duval – Nassau – St Johns
Region Director:

Ms. Lisa Zeller
850-570-0233
[email protected]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)

Organizations, Programs & Events  in Region 4:
Source:  Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
 Table D-18
SUICIDE Homicide HIV
BAKER
2015 3 0
2014 5 1
2013 1 0
2012 3 0
2011 3 1 3
2010 4 0 0
2009 6 0 2
2008 4 3 2
2007 6 3 0
2006 2 4 2
2005 3 2 1
2004 1 0 1
2003 4 2 0
2002 2 0 0
2001 3 3 3
CLAY
2015 30 7
2014 37 10
2013 30 6
2012 33 7
2011 24 10 3
2010 36 12 4
2009 41 6 10
2008 28 6 5
2007 22 10 5
2006 24 8 8
2005 26 9 6
2004 21 9 3
2003 24 9 4
2002 25 3 3
2001 25 3 2
DUVAL
2015 161 112
2014 119 109
2013 130 104
2012 151 106
2011 127 88 88
2010 114 93 62
2009 147 100 49
2008 137 124 99
2007 109 141 108
2006 112 122 106
2005 124 105 117
2004 113 114 85
2003 126 101 88
2002 109 112 103
2001 108 85 72
NASSAU
2015 18 3
2014 15 7
2013 19 4
2012 17 1
2011 15 2 1
2010 15 2 0
2009 14 3 6
2008 17 3 1
2007 4 3 3
2006 12 5 0
2005 12 3 4
2004 10 2 2
2003 10 4 5
2002 12 4 4
2001 6 4 2
ST JOHNS
2015 40 8
2014 41 6
2013 42 4
2012 40 9
2011 26 4 3
2010 42 5 5
2009 30 4 10
2008 24 6 4
2007 30 5 5
2006 23 10 3
2005 21 6 7
2004 23 2 4
2003 25 4 7
2002 20 1 5
2001 13 7 5

Jacksonville Coalition for Prevention
Recommendations from the Program Planning and Development Committee on the Strategy for Preventing and Reducing Youth Violence and Substance Abuse in the Focus Communities in zip codes 32206, 32208 and 32209.
(click here to see details:  Jacksonville Coalition)

Crisis Centers:
Clay County Behavioral Health Center-Access Team
3292County Rd. 220
Middleburg , FL 32068
Administrative Contact:
t)904.291.5290
f)904.291.5289
AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO
First Call For Help/ United Way P.O. Box 41428
Jacksonville, FL 32203-1428
Administrative Contact:
t)904.390.3291
f)904.390.3219
www.neflsurvivors.org
800.346.6185 toll free
Hours:
AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO
Mental Health Facilities:

Flagler Hospital (Crisis Center)
400 Health Park Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32086
904-810-5474


Survivors of Suicide: Support Groups:
JACKSONVILLE

Survivors of Suicide
P.O. Box 1754
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32004
Meetings are for families and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Website:  http://neflsurvivors.org/

Contact:
Deborah A. Davis (904) 868-5156

Meeting Place:
Please call for meeting location (904) 868-5156

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
1st & 3rd Thursday each month from 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm
Facilitated by:  Peer
Charge:  No
Newsletter:  No
Counties Served:  Duval, Clay, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns

Jacksonville Times-Union:  www.jacksonville.com

Region 5
Counties of:  DeSoto – Pinellas – Sarasota


Region Director
:

Elizabeth A. Lurie
727-793-4171 (Cell)
[email protected]

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)

Events for Suicide Prevention Week 2015 

Sept. 12 

14th Annual Evening of Remembrance

Time:   Starting 6:30 PM

Location:  Archibald Beach Park, 15100 Gulf Blvd. Madeira Beach, FL 33708

(just north of where Tom Stuart Causeway meets Gulf Blvd.: Follow signs for HALOS)

Sponsored By: Bonnie Oaks with HALOS (Healing After the Loss of a Loved One to Suicide) Bereavement Group and Suncoast Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Project

Details: Survivors of Suicide Loss Bereavement Event

Write a message to our loved ones on a banner

At Sunset, head to the beach for a beautiful candlelight vigil to honor our loved ones lost to suicide

Contact:   Bonnie McClelland Oaks 727-403-4355[email protected]

Halos & Suncoast Yellow RibbonSuicide Prevention Program

Invites you to our 14th Annual

Evening of Remembrance

On this painful journey, let us gather together and support one another as we remember our love ones who died by suicide

Date:   Saturday September 12, 2015

Time:   Starting at 6:30 pm

We will be writing message to our loved ones on a banner

Each person will receive a tea light to decorate for their loved one

You will receive bubbles to blow love messages to your loved ones

At sunset we will head for the beach for our candlelight ceremony and more

Where:   Archibald Park 15100 Gulf Blvd. Madeira Beach,

(just north of where Tom Stuart Causeway meets Gulf

Blvd follow the HALOS signs)

For more information call or text at Bonnie Oaks

727-403-4355

Or email [email protected] visit us at
www.HALOSflorida.org or www.suncoastyr.org

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walks

ST. PETE
DATE: 
October 24, 2015
TIME:
 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
LOCATION
: South Straub Park, 250 Bay Shore Dr. NE, St. Pete, FL
WALK CHAIR: 
Thuy Huynh
CONTACT: 
727-403-2754 and [email protected]
REGISTER AT:
 http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=3448

Source:  Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
 Table D-18
SUICIDES Homicide HIV
DESOTO
2015 7 0
2014 7 2
2013 5 2
2012 7 1
2011 5 1 3
2010 6 1 2
2009 7 2 6
2008 5 2 1
2007 7 2 2
2006 5 1 2
2005 5 2 1
2004 5 2 3
2003 3 4 6
2002 2 0 2
2001 4 3 1
PINELLAS
2015 199 35
2014 195 43
2013 168 43
2012 197 50
2011 172 49 47
2010 187 41 44
2009 191 47 69
2008 177 56 63
2007 149 56 54
2006 163 55 66
2005 154 61 65
2004 170 46 77
2003 168 53 59
2002 154 59 65
2001 167 45 75
SARASOTA
2015 96 13
2014 64 12
2013 85 8
2012 80 16
2011 75 19 8
2010 79 10 10
2009 70 13 41
2008 57 18 16
2007 70 23 12
2006 55 13 11
2005 53 11 11
2004 65 8 13
2003 65 14 9
2002 64 7 15
2001 55 8 8

Organizations, Programs & Events  in Region 5:
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program of Pinellas County 

www.SuncoastYR.org

What’s happening in Tampa Bay Suicide Prevention….
                                        A Tribute to Matthew Cook           

On February 12, 2014 we lost a member of PEMHS family. Since 11/5/2001, Matthew Cook has touched the lives of so many PEMHS consumers. Matthew started with PEMHS as a counselor for Families First. He worked in an array of programs including BNet and Children’s Crisis. He ultimately became a therapist for our Adult CSUs in 2007 where his passion lied.

Matthew demonstrated incomparable passion for those that he served. In fact, he would selflessly assist with other programs and provide innovative ideas on expanding client services. In 2009, Matthew implemented HALOS suicide bereavement support groups on PEMHS campus. This group continues to meet bi-weekly and offers emotional support and validation for Pinellas County residents grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide.

In 2013, Matthew was instrumental in the collaboration of PEMHS and Pinellas Hope, so that Substance Abuse Crisis Intervention Services could be available Monday through Friday to Pinellas Hope residents trying to maintain sobriety during financial hardships.

Matthew recently found his true passion which involved educating future counseling professionals. He established relationships with neighboring universities and actively recruited and supervised Masters seeking counseling interns, many of which obtained employment with our agency.

Matthew also cared deeply for his coworkers. He would not hesitate to approach supervisors and provide feedback on ways to improve efficiency  of procedures in the hopes of preserving the sanity of his co-workers. As frustrating as his persistence could be to some, he was almost always right.  After recovering from his triple bypass surgery 7 months ago, he began taking steps to improve his overall health and decrease stress. He was also the happiest I remember seeing him at PEMHS.

His unexpected death from a tragic car accident left our PEMHS Family shocked and saddened. Matthew’s shoes will never be filled. But the impact he left on this agency and the lives that he changed will never be forgotten.

In special remembrance for the amazing services and time Matthew committed to helping clients with co-occurring disorders; several Board members of The Florida School of Addictions Studies established a Memorial Scholarship in his name to honor him at the Oct. Annual School in Tampa.  The scholarship will pay the tuition for a PEMHS employee to attend the School.  Matthew’s legacy will live with PEMHS forever.

What’s happening in suicide prevention Tampa Bay…

National Suicide Prevention Week:  Sept 8 – 14, 2013 [1 Attachment]

Following is information about an event hosted by St. Petersburg College.  It addresses a specific risk group, please spread the word about this training.

Contact:  Eileen LaHaie, Executive Director
Center for Public Safety Innovation (CPSI)
St. Petersburg College
727-341-4502 (office)
727-324-2021 (fax)

SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING FOR FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL

National Suicide Prevention Week is September 8 – 14 with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10.  In conjunction with many other events to commemorate the week, the Center for Public Safety at St. Petersburg College will be sponsoring a unique training for fire and emergency personnel.  This day-long event is designed to raise awareness and develop suicide prevention strategies within the fire service.

According to the American Association of Suicidology  (http://www.suicidology.org/home) and the Center for Disease Control, 38,364 people died by suicide in our country in 2010 (the most recent national data available).  The greatest number of deaths occurred between the ages of 45 and 65.  Four times as many men died by suicide compared to females.  In Florida, suicide ranks as the 8th leading cause of death with 2,922 suicide deaths in 2012.  Pinellas County ranks fourth in the state of Florida for suicide deaths.

While there are no government statistics on suicide death within the fire and emergency medical services, the demographics of the workforce match the risk category presented through national data.  In addition, researchers such as the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (http://www.ffbha.org) indicate that 35 firefighters died by suicide in 2011.  Risk factors for depression and suicide are present in the nature of the work and are complicated by erratic work schedules, sleep deprivation, and relationship issues.

This training opportunity will provide participants the tools to manage the risk factors, decode communication that might indicate a call for help, identify signs of depression and suicide, develop a plan for intervention and referral, and build protective factors.

Monday, September 9; 8 am to 4 pm
St. Petersburg College
Seminole Campus 9200 113 Street North (UP-303) Seminole, FL

Partners in the training program include:  St. Petersburg Fire Department

Below is a link to AAS toolkit for National Suicide Prevention Week as
well as links for International Suicide Prevention Day. There is a
toolkit with sample proclamations, info for reporters, etc
..
http://www.suicidology.org/resources/nspw


CRISIS CENTERS
Personal Enrichment Through
Mental Health Services, Inc. (PEMHS)

11254 58th St. N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Administrative Contact:
t)(727)545-6477
f)(727)545-6467
www.pemhs.org
727.791.3131
Hours:
AAS Certified YES
AAS Member YES
Hopeline Member YES
BayCare Behavioral Health
21808 State Road 54
Lutz, FL 33549
Administrative Contact:
t)727.561.2425
f)727.561.2455
www.baycare/behavioralhealth.org
Emergency Contact:  813.428.6120 AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO

Survivors of Suicide: Support Groups
http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support
Suncoast Yellow Ribbon, in conjunction with PEMHS,
to host suicide bereavement meetings
This is a support group for family and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide. Grieving a death by suicide is a long journey that can be shared by others who have felt the same pain and can relate to what you may be feeling.

When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month beginning

Tuesday June 1, 2010. Meetings start at 7:00pm

Where: PEMHS Main Campus Activities Center

(also known as building I)

11254 58 Street North, Pinellas Park 33782

This is an open group. You are welcome to join at any time. Please contactBonnie McClelland at 737-394-8222 or Matthew Cook at 727-545-6477 ext 435 for details.

Quilts by:
Bonnie McClelland
737-394-8222Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program of Pinellas County
www.SuncoastYR.org
St Petersburg Times:  www.sptimes.com
Region 6

Counties of:  Hillsborough – Manatee – Pasco
Region Director:

Betsey Westuba
30537 Lettingwell Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
813-406-4621
[email protected] 

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)

Source:  Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
 Table D-12
SUICIDE Homicides HIV
HILLSBOROUGH
2015 199 78
2014 185 67
2013 167 72
2012 162 72
2011 161 70 64
2010 145 69 63
2009 180 72 67
2008 163 80 81
2007 157 76 90
2006 171 63 106
2005 128 48 103
2004 129 60 105
2003 124 65 100
2002 123 68 147
2001 148 63 108
MANATEE
2015 61 24
2014 57 22
2013 69 14
2012 49 33
2011 51 13 9
2010 58 18 12
2009 66 13 21
2008 60 17 12
2007 47 23 16
2006 48 16 14
2005 31 17 23
2004 43 18 19
2003 36 16 20
2002 41 16 16
2001 52 12 7
PASCO
2015 103 25
2014 114 16
2013 92 21
2012 79 17
2011 107 15 18
2010 89 14 8
2009 90 16 26
2008 91 29 12
2007 85 23 16
2006 85 26 10
2005 65 19 15
2004 71 25 18
2003 73 22 14
2002 77 16 11
2001 57 18 26

Organizations, Programs & Events  in Region 6:
Crisis Centers:
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Inc.
One Crisis Center Plaza
Tampa, FL 33613-1238
Administrative Contact:
t)813.964.1964 (Administrative)
fax)813.964.1564
www.crisiscenter.com
2-1-1 or
Toll free: 813-234-1234Hours:
24 hours a day
7 days a week
365 days a year
AAS Certified YES
AAS Member YES
Hopeline Member YES
Manatee Glens Hospital and Addiction Center
391 6th Ave
Bradenton, FL 34205
Administrative Contact:
t)941.782.4617
f)941.782.4150
www.manateeglens.com
Hours: AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO
St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Care Center
BayCare Behavioral Health

4918 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614
Administrative Contact:
727.561.2425
727.561.2455 (fax)
www.baycare/behavioralhealth.org
Emergency Services Contact:
813.870.4300

Region 7

Counties of: Brevard – Orange – Osceola – Seminole

Regional Director:Tara Sullivan
Central and Northern Florida Area Director – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
PO Box 533754, Orlando, FL 32853
407-415-8757
[email protected]

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)Crisis Centers
Heart of Florida United Way
Dr. Nelson Ying Center
1940 Traylor Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32804
Administrative Contact:
Caree Jewell, LMHC
Director of 211 Crisis Hotline
(407)849-2374
http://www.hfuw.org/United_Way_2-1-1.php Hotline: 211or 407-839-4357Hours: 24/7AAS Certified: Pending
AAS Member: YES
Hopeline Member:
Central Florida Helpline
P.O. Box 941524
Maitland, FL 32791-1524
Administrative Contact:
(407)740-7408
(407)740-7483 (f)
www.centralfloridahelpline.org 407-740-TALKHours:AAS Certified: NO
AAS Member: NO
Hopeline Member: NO
211 Brevard, Inc
P.O. Box 417
Cocoa, FL 32923-0417
Administrative Contact:
(321)-631-9290
(321)-631-9291 (f)
www.211brevard.org
Helpline – 211for callers from Brevard County (321) 632-6688Hours: 24/7AAS Certified: YES
AAS Member: YES
Hopeline Member: YES
Circles of Care, Inc.
1770 Cedar St.
Rockledge, FL 32956
Administrative Contact:
321-722-5200
321-722-5237 (f)
www.circlesofcare.org Hours:
AAS Certified: NO
AAS Member: NO
Hopeline Member: NO

Organizations, Programs & Events in Region 7:NAMI Greater OrlandoNAMIGO NEWS237 Fernwood Blvd, Suite 101
Fern Park, FL 32730
407-253-1900www.namigo.orgEVENTSOrlando 9th Annual Out of the Darkness Community WalkWhen: February 6, 2016
Where : Baldwin Park, Orlando, FLContact: Vicki Long
Email: [email protected]
407-646-2227
Website: http://afsp.donordrive.com/event/orlandoInternational Survivors of Suicide Loss DayWinter ParkDate: November 21, 2015Time: 8:00 am– NoonLocation: Rollins College
Bush Science Building, Auditorium
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32789Contact for Inquiries : Myra Brazell
[email protected]
850-814-8986International Survivors of Suicide Loss DayCocoaDate: November 21, 2015Time: Noon – 6:00 pmLocation: (Yet to be confirmed:)
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Rd.
Cocoa, Florida 32922Charge/Donation Suggested donation: $5Contact: Jill Seibert
[email protected]
321-210-6520Publicly Supported Mental Health Centers
bulletOrange County: Lakeside Alternatives 407-875-3700
bulletSeminole County: Seminole County Mental Health Center 407-831-2411
bulletOsceola County: Osceola County Mental Health Center 407-846-0023
bulletBrevard County: Circles of Care 321-722-5200Survivors of Suicide: Support GroupsAmerican Foundation for Suicide Prevention — Central Florida ChapterTara Sullivan – Central and Northern Florida Area Director
www.afsp.org/cfl
[email protected]
407-415-8757HALOS (Healing After a Loved One’s Suicide)
Clermont, FloridaThe group meets continuously throughout the year. Closed group meets for six consecutive weeks (several times annually), Tuesday evenings, 7:00PM – 8:30PM. Call or e-mail for starting date of next 6-week session.Contact: Marie Dudek Brown
352-978-6081
[email protected] (Healing after a Loved One’s Suicide)
Orlando, FloridaMeeting Place: Faith Assembly Church, Room E205
9307 Curry Ford Road
Orlando, Florida 32825The group meets continuously throughout the year. Meetings are held twice a month on the second Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.Contact: David Zampella
407-947-8683
[email protected] of Suicide
Viera, FloridaThe group meets continuously throughout the year. Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.Meeting Place: Wuesthoff Hospice
8060 Spyglass Hill Road
Viera, Florida 32940Contact: Carol Bernard
321-253-2222, Ext. 624736
[email protected] (Healing after a Loved One’s Suicide)
Winter Park, FloridaMeeting Place: St. John Lutheran Church, downstairs lounge
1600 South Orange Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32789Meeting Time(s): The group meets continuously throughout the year. Meetings are held twice a month on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.Contact: Diana Bjorkman Wade, Ph.D.
321-663-4703
[email protected] Name & Mailing Address:
S.O.S. Self-Help Group
P.O. Box 149083
Orlando, FL 32814Contact: Call 407-425-2624 for voicemail boxMeeting Place: First Baptist ChurchMeeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: 3rd ThursdayFacilitated by: Peer
Charge: No
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Orange/Orlando AreaSURVIVORS OF SUICIDE HOTLINE: 407-447-3381Callers can receive crisis counseling and community resource information 24/7. Information about local survivors groups, grief counseling, etc. Educational materials available to mail out to survivors.Orlando Sentinel: www.orlandosentinel.com Florida Today: www.floridatoday.com

Region 8

Counties of: Charlotte – Collier – Glades – Hendry – LeeRegion

Director:Susan Conlin Opheim6979 Winkler Rd. #127
Ft. Myers, FL 33919
[email protected] 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)Crisis Centers:
Hotline & Referral/Project Help, Inc.
P.O. Box 7804
Naples, FL 34101
Administrative Contact:
t)941.649.5660
f)941.649.5520
[email protected] Hours:Hours:
800.262.7227 toll free
Hours:
AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO
Mental Health Facilities:SalusCare (Lee County)
2789 Ortiz Ave.
Fort Meyers, FL 33905-7806
239-275-3222
www.rccbhc.orgPark Royal Psychiatric Hospital
9241 Park Royal Drive
Fort Myers, FL
888-919-1236
www.parkroyalhospital.comCharter Glades (Closed, but possibly reopening)
Source: Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
SUICIDES Homicides HIV
CHARLOTTE
2015 37 2
2014 28 3
2013 29 4
2012 35 3
2011 29 1 2
2010 31 2 4
2009 22 3 19
2008 29 4 3
2007 26 12 3
2006 24 3 5
2005 29 4 2
2004 31 6 5
2003 29 4 9
2002 21 3 2
2001 31 5 5
COLLIER
2015 44 5
2014 36 8
2013 37 14
2012 46 8
2011 32 12 4
2010 47 13 6
2009 51 11 38
2008 42 9 7
2007 36 17 10
2006 39 8 9
2005 32 7 7
2004 41 14 16
2003 32 10 16
2002 31 5 21
2001 38 9 10
GLADES
2015 3 1
2014 3 1
2013 1 0
2012 1 0
2011 3 1 0
2010 4 1 0
2009 0 0 1
2008 3 1 1
2007 3 1 3
2006 1 1 1
2005 5 1 2
2004 1 1 1
2003 2 5 2
2002 3 0 0
2001 1 0 1
HENDRY
2015 9 4
2014 5 4
2013 1 3
2012 2 3
2011 1 10 4
2010 2 5 3
2009 8 4 1
2008 5 1 2
2007 2 8 3
2006 3 7 5
2005 2 1 1
2004 8 3 1
2003 2 6 5
2002 1 3 8
2001 6 3 5
LEE
2015 121 36
2014 144 35
2013 100 30
2012 105 51
2011 103 40 21
2010 111 32 15
2009 104 11 32
2008 98 46 18
2007 99 45 32
2006 102 47 32
2005 95 31 38
2004 93 34 15
2003 73 26 31
2002 72 46 17
2001 68 22 13Organizations & Programs in Region 8Region 8 Newsletter:Summer 2003 edition: [click here to see NEWSLETTER-Summer 2003](Click on picture to enlarge)Adopt-A-Highway: (Lee County) Sanibel Causeway(Contact: Teresa Tate – 541-1151 [email protected])(click here to go to Adopt-A-Highway page)The J. Timothy Hogan Foundation
www.jthogan.com
By providing services for people in crisis, we hope to consistently reduce the number of suicides. Through education our goal is to erase the stigma of mental illness .
(Collier County)
Contact: Pat Scoones
239-263-8838
[email protected]
(Community Awareness in Recognizing & Educating on Suicide)
http://www.caresprevention.org/Contact:
Marla Mangus
The Atrium
8695 College Pkwy, Suite 2428
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-425-3468
[email protected]
On the Edge: Recent Perspectives on Police Suicide [Paperback]John M. Violanti (Author), Andrew F. O’Hara (Author), Teresa T. Tate (Author)On the Edge: Recent Perspectives on Police SuicideNaples News: www.naplesnews.com

Region 9

County of: Palm Beach

Region Director:Doris Carrol
Office – 561-693-5299
Cell – 561-632-5663
[email protected] 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)
Source: Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
SUICIDES Homicides HIV
PALM BEACH
2015 229 99
2014 236 97
2013 214 88
2012 205 83
2011 198 80 65
2010 189 95 64
2009 191 103 106
2008 186 96 118
2007 193 108 118
2006 157 98 162
2005 146 76 149
2004 168 83 175
2003 149 62 156
2002 153 42 157
2001 172 52 147Organizations, Programs & Events in Region 9:Where To Turn, Onlineis the community resource directory for the Palm Beach County region, including the Treasure Coast. To go to Where To Turn, Online: http://iandr.org/irispag1.htmCrisis Centers:The Center for Information & Crisis Services
Rene D. Favreau
PO Box 3588
Lantana, FL 33465-3588
561-547-8637
561-547-8639 (fax)
[email protected]
www.211palmbeach.orgSuicide Prevention Advocacy GroupsAmerican Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Florida Southeast Chapter
Jill Harrington
Florida Southeast & Florida Southwest Chapters Area Director
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
6526 S. Kanner Highway, #133, Stuart, FL 34997
P: (561)392-7877
[email protected]
www.afsp.org/floridasoutheast
www.afsp.org/flsouthwestSurvivors of Suicide Support Groups:http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support
BOYNTON BEACHGroup Name & Mailing Address:
S.O.S.
Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Palm Beach County
8500 Jog Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33437Contact:
Ronni Cutler, LCSW, CAP (561) 369-3800 x403Meeting Place:
JFS 8500 Jog Rd., Boynton BeachMeeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month at 5 – 6:30PMFacilitated by: Professional
Charge: N/C
Newsletter: No
Counties Served: Palm Beach/BrowardJUPITERSuicide Grief Support GroupContact: Michelle Turner (561) 373-5640, [email protected] Place: New Haven Clubhouse South147 Poinciana Drive, Jupiter, FLMeeting Day/Time: 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm – 7:30pmFacilitated by: Peer
Charge: NoSuicide Grief Support GroupContact: Ida Gilliams, (941) 439-5900, [email protected]
Meeting Place: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Parish Hall Room – “St. Jude”1701 Indian Creek Parkway, Jupiter, FL
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: NoLAKE WORTHSurvivors of Suicide – Lake Worth
Contact: Ronnie Cutler, LCSW, CAP, (561) 965-8699
Meeting Place: Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Palm Beach County5887 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33463
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Facilitated by: Professional
Charge: NoPalm Beach Post: www.gopbi.comFlorida Sun: www.sun-sentinel.com

Region 10

P. O. Box 22-1891
Hollywood FL 33022-1891
954 257-4568
954 927-1124 – Fax
[email protected]
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 HonoredRene 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 SUICIDES Homicides HIV
BROWARD
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 265Organizations, 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
[email protected][email protected]
www.fisponline.org
www.SunProgram.org
We service Dade, Broward and Southern Palm Beach CountiesDear Survivors of Suicide Loss, friends and family members,FISP Survivors of Suicide Loss FREE Day of Healing!Saturday, November 22ndfrom 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 33301See below for the day’s healing scheduleTo Register
Call 954-384-0344
click here to web register
or email us at [email protected] 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 RosenExecutive Director/CEOCrisis Centers:
211 First Call For Help of Broward
3217 N.W. 10 Terr., #308
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Administrative Contact:
t)954-390-0493
f)954-390-0499 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):
954-396-4636 AAS Certified NO
AAS Member YES
Hopeline Member NOSun Program
Florida Initiative for Solving Problems- FISPBE PART OF A GROUP OF NEW FRIENDSFOR TEENS, COLLEGE STUDENTS OR SENIORSHELP YOURSELF AND YOUR NEW FRIENDSSOLVE THEIR PROBLEMSwww.SunProgram.orgSurvivors of Suicide: Support Groupshttp://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support
CORAL SPRINGS: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
Contact:
Toni Richard and Lauren Day
Call before attending FISP Office: (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.orgHOLLYWOOD: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
Contact:
Rene Barrett: (954) 257-4568 or FISP Office: (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.orgFORT LAUDERDALE:C/O Angels Hearts N Hands
Contact: Linda Foris, (754) 779-0677, [email protected]
Meeting Place: Broward General Medical Center, West Wing Conference Room1600 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: NoMIAMI: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
Contact:
Jessica Alfonso: Call before attending: (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.orgOAKLAND PARK:1st & 3rd Wednesday
7:00 – 8:30 PM
211 Community Room
250 NE 33rd St
Oakland Park, FL 33334
No Charge
Contact:
Howard Cohen: Call before attending FISP Office: (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.orgTAMARAC:Suicide Loss Survivor Healing Group – Boca Raton & Tamarac
Contact: Linda Posner, LCSW, CEAP, (561) 715-9875, [email protected]
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-$45WESTON: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
Contact:
Ben Bachus & Lauren Day
Call before attending FISP Office: (954) 384-0344 www.fisponline.orgP. O. Box 22-1891
Hollywood FL 33022-1891
954 257-4568
954 927-1124 – Fax
[email protected]
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 HonoredRene 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 SUICIDES Homicides HIV
BROWARD
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 265Organizations, 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
[email protected][email protected]
www.fisponline.org
www.SunProgram.org
We service Dade, Broward and Southern Palm Beach CountiesDear Survivors of Suicide Loss, friends and family members,FISP Survivors of Suicide Loss FREE Day of Healing!Saturday, November 22ndfrom 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 33301See below for the day’s healing scheduleTo Register
Call 954-384-0344
click here to web register
or email us at [email protected] 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 RosenExecutive Director/CEOCrisis Centers:
211 First Call For Help of Broward
3217 N.W. 10 Terr., #308
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Administrative Contact:
t)954-390-0493
f)954-390-0499 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):
954-396-4636 AAS Certified NO
AAS Member YES
Hopeline Member NOSun Program
Florida Initiative for Solving Problems- FISPBE PART OF A GROUP OF NEW FRIENDSFOR TEENS, COLLEGE STUDENTS OR SENIORSHELP YOURSELF AND YOUR NEW FRIENDSSOLVE THEIR PROBLEMSwww.SunProgram.orgSurvivors of Suicide: Support Groupshttp://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support
CORAL SPRINGS: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
Contact:
Toni Richard and Lauren Day
Call before attending FISP Office: (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.orgHOLLYWOOD: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
Contact:
Rene Barrett: (954) 257-4568 or FISP Office: (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.orgFORT LAUDERDALE:C/O Angels Hearts N Hands
Contact: Linda Foris, (754) 779-0677, [email protected]
Meeting Place: Broward General Medical Center, West Wing Conference Room1600 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: NoMIAMI: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
Contact:
Jessica Alfonso: Call before attending: (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.orgOAKLAND PARK:1st & 3rd Wednesday
7:00 – 8:30 PM
211 Community Room
250 NE 33rd St
Oakland Park, FL 33334
No Charge
Contact:
Howard Cohen: Call before attending FISP Office: (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.orgTAMARAC:Suicide Loss Survivor Healing Group – Boca Raton & Tamarac
Contact: Linda Posner, LCSW, CEAP, (561) 715-9875, [email protected]
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-$45WESTON: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
Contact:
Ben Bachus & Lauren Day
Call before attending FISP Office: (954) 384-0344 www.fisponline.org

Region 11

Counties of: Dade – Monroe

Region Director:Elizabeth Quizena, M.S.Administrative Director
Multicultural Alliance Health Care Solutions, Inc.
2700 West Cypress Creek Road
Executive Court, B-106
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
786-9734896
[email protected] 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)
Source: Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
SUICIDES Homicides HIV
DADE
2015 261 233
2014 235 228
2013 215 236
2012 222 233
2011 206 224 230
2010 221 216 268
2009 239 282 153
2008 234 255 353
2007 266 240 397
2006 190 236 443
2005 194 174 407
2004 195 216 442
2003 203 208 424
2002 219 214 411
2001 218 203 466
MONROE
2015 21 4
2014 13 0
2013 32 2
2012 19 4
2011 24 3 6
2010 17 6 11
2009 25 9 5
2008 16 2 10
2007 17 2 10
2006 20 3 8
2005 11 10 10
2004 24 3 11
2003 24 6 14
2002 16 2 11
2001 16 1 15Organizations, Programs & Events in Region 11:Crisis Centers:
Switchboard of Miami, Inc.
190 NE 3rd Street
Miami, FL 33132
Administrative Contact:
t)(305)358-1640
f)(305)377-2269
[email protected]
www.switchboardmiami.orgLanguage information:
English, Spanish & Creole
Tele-Interpreter Services for other languages.See Services provided by Switchboard of Miami;
[click here]
(305)358-4357 Local Suicide Hotline
Hours: 24/7
(305)377-8336 Teen Hotline
Hours: 24/7
(305)358-4357 Domestic Violence Hotline
Hours: 24/7
(305)358-4357 Substance Abuse Counseling
Hours: 24/7
(305)358-4357 Mental Health Information and Referral
Hours: 24/7
(305)358-2477 services
Hours: 24/7 AAS Certified YES
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member YESCertification: Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS)
Certified 2-1-1 provider for Miami-Dade, Collier and
Monroe Counties
American Association of Suicidology
Florida’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association
Licensed by Florida’s Department of Children and
FamiliesMembership: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Network of Runaway and Youth Services
National Caregiver Association
Florida Association of Information and Referral Services
National 2-1-1
2-1-1 Network of Florida
South Florida Behavioral Health Network
Volunteers Active in Disaster (VOAD)
Communities of Practice for LGBTQ – Florida
American Association of Suicidology
Hopeline Member
Metro Dade Advocates for Victims
P.O. Box 380817
Miami, FL 33238-0817
Administrative Contact:
t)305.758.2804
f)305.756.1347 AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO
Helpline, Inc.
P.O. Box 2186
Key West, FL 33045-2186
Administrative Contact:
t)305.292.8445
f)305.292.8447
[email protected] Hours:
800.273.4558 toll free 305.292.8440 teen line
Hours:
AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NONAMI Miami
National Alliance of Mental Illnesshttp://namiofmiami.org/Survivors of Suicide: Support Groupshttp://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support
CORAL SPRINGS: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
Contact:
Toni Richard and Lauren Day
Call before attending FISP Office: (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.orgHOLLYWOOD: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
Contact:
Rene Barrett: Call before attending: Rene Barrett: (954) 257-4568
or FISP Office: (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.orgMIAMI: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
Contact:
Jessica Alfonso: Call before attending: (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.orgOAKLAND PARK:1st & 3rd Wednesday
7:00 – 8:30 PM
211 Community Room
250 NE 33rd St
Oakland Park, FL 33334
No Charge
Contact:
Howard Cohen: Call before attending FISP Office: (954) 384-0344 or www.fisponline.orgMIAMI – VA GROUP: (ONLY FOR FRIENDS & RELATIVES OF VETERANS)Meeting Place: VA Healthcare Center, Room RA1104
1201 W 16th Street, Miami, FL 33125
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: 2nd and 3rd Monday of every month from 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Facilitated by: Peer
Charge: NoWESTON: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
Contact:
Ben Bachus & Lauren Day
Call before attending FISP Office: (954) 384-0344 www.fisponline.orgMiami Herald: www.miamiherald.com

Region 12

Counties of: Flagler – Volusia

Region Director:
Kelly Sousa
email: [email protected]
Phone: 386-233-0129If 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)Crisis Centers:
Stewart-Marchman ACT Behavioral Healthcare
1220 Willis Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Administrative Contact:
386.947.2460
www.smabehavioral.org800-539-4228 Crisis Hotline
Hours:24/7AAS Certified YES
AAS Member YES
Hopeline Member NOMental Health Facilities: (Volusia & Flagler Counties)Halifax Behavioral Services (17 & under) (Crisis Facility)
841 Jimmy Ann Dr
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
386-274-5333Halifax Medical Center Psychiatric Center (18 & over) (Crisis Facility)
303 Clyde Morris Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386-254-4080Stewart-Marchman ACT Behavioral Healthcare (Crisis Facility)
1150 Red John Rd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
800-539-4228 (Helpline 24/7)
Source: Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
Table D-18 Suicides Homicides HIV
VOLUSIA
2015 124 25
2014 106 17
2013 105 24
2012 121 26
2011 102 26 16
2010 102 23 23
2009 80 26 31
2008 104 27 26
2007 85 23 26
2006 100 27 28
2005 91 28 25
2004 100 20 30
2003 90 19 28
2002 83 30 25
2001 81 20 28
FLAGLER
2015 26 3
2014 20 1
2013 17 8
2012 11 4
2011 15 1 3
2010 18 0 3
2009 17 7 7
2008 13 1 0
2007 20 5 2
2006 13 4 3
2005 6 0 6
2004 14 0 3
2003 13 1 2
2002 6 1 0
2001 3 1 3Click here for Flagler County suicide statistics: [Flagler County-Suicides 1996-2009]Organizations, Programs & Events in Region 12:Project SPEAK SAMHSA
Daytona State College
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Rev Tony Deobil, MPS – Coordinator
386-506-4218
email: [email protected] of Suicide: Support Groupshttp://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support[ Volusia County]:
ASSURE
Founded in 1985Contact: Rita Repp, Director
(386) 756-3198
or Mary Anne Trumbull (386-253-1207)Meeting Place:
Halifax Hospital Hospice – Port Orange
3800 Woodbriar Trail
Port Orange, FL 32129Meeting Day/Meeting Time:
Third (3rd) Monday of each month at 6:00 PMFacilitated by: Peer/Professional
Charge: No
Counties Served: Volusia & Flagler Counties[West Volusia County]
“After Suicide Loss Support Group”
Location: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 319 W Wisconsin Ave., Deland, FL 32720
Address of Meetings: 342 Clara St, Deland, FL 32720 (Little house next to playground & parking lot of church & school)
Meeting Time and Dates: The group begins at 6:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday each month
Fees: There are no fees for attending-peer facilitated
Facilitator and Contact: Laura Meyer
Phone: 386-736-2446
Email: [email protected][Flagler County]
Contact: Lydia Haglund
Phone: 386-246-3197
Email: [email protected]
Halifax Health – Hospice of Volusia/Flagler Traumatic Loss Program
655 N Clyde Morris Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386-258-3237
Florida Hospital Hospice of Volusia/Flagler Bereavement Services
1250 S. Spring Garden
DeLand, FL 32720
386-822-4851Daytona Beach News-Journal: www.n-jcenter.com

Region 13

Counties of: Citrus – Hernando – Lake – Marion – Sumter

Region Director:
Mrs. Judy Broward
2240 NW 14th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32605
352-213-6308
[email protected]

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)AFSP Ocala Community WalkOct 25, 2014 – 9:00 a.m.http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2819Source: Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
SUICIDES Homicides HIV
CITRUS
2015 30 8
2014 33 9
2013 42 5
2012 33 6
2011 43 7 1
2010 38 9 1
2009 30 1 7
2008 26 9 2
2007 29 4 5
2006 29 0 4
2005 31 7 6
2004 26 2 4
2003 24 5 7
2002 27 7 3
2001 26 8 3
HERNANDO
2015 39 2
2014 31 10
2013 40 8
2012 31 4
2011 48 7 1
2010 28 11 9
2009 38 8 14
2008 31 6 10
2007 34 0 9
2006 21 7 3
2005 23 0 1
2004 24 2 7
2003 30 7 6
2002 30 6 4
2001 26 8 9
LAKE
2015 52 13
2014 49 14
2013 43 7
2012 50 12
2011 46 11 14
2010 55 13 9
2009 53 11 24
2008 50 13 9
2007 25 6 6
2006 37 13 10
2005 36 10 8
2004 34 9 9
2003 41 7 9
2002 50 9 14
2001 33 13 12
MARION
2015 78 11
2014 63 22
2013 75 22
2012 67 24
2011 68 18 11
2010 61 10 10
2009 61 8 20
2008 55 26 11
2007 55 15 9
2006 60 13 14
2005 46 20 15
2004 55 18 13
2003 43 8 19
2002 50 14 18
2001 53 18 11
SUMTER
2015 13 2
2014 20 3
2013 24 3
2012 10 1
2011 11 5 2
2010 9 3 1
2009 9 5 9
2008 14 1 5
2007 7 4 4
2006 11 1 2
2005 9 0 4
2004 6 3 4
2003 12 3 0
2002 6 0 6
2001 6 1 0Organizations, Programs & Events in Region 13:Crisis CentersIf 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)Mental Health Facilities:The Centers
(a Stabilization Center)
PO Box 771942
Ocala, FL 34478
Administrative Contact:
t) 352-620-7300
f) 352-854-0119
352-726-7155
352-629-6586Hours:
AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO
Mental Health Facility: (Lake County)Lifestream Behavioral Center
Mental Health Services
515 West Main St
Leesburg, FL 32748
352-360-6575Survivors of Suicide: Support GroupSupport groups can provide one of the most valuable resources for survivors of a loss due to suicide. A support group doesn’t provide psychotherapy or crisis intervention; it’s a group of persons, meeting with a facilitator, for mutual support and encouragement.Meetings are held monthly at the Regional Monroe Medical Center in Ocala.
Contact 352-402-5280 for more details.

Region 14

Counties of: Hardee – Highlands – PolkRegion Director:Elizabeth Westuba
30537 Lettingwell Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
813-406-4621
[email protected] 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)
Source: Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
SUICIDES Homicides HIV
HARDEE
2015 4 0
2014 3 1
2013 4 3
2012 4 2
2011 2 2 2
2010 3 2 1
2009 1 4 2
2008 4 0 0
2007 2 5 0
2006 5 1 1
2005 3 2 2
2004 5 1 1
2003 4 0 3
2002 2 1 1
2001 3 2 2
HIGHLANDS
2015 18 4
2014 23 8
2013 27 4
2012 18 5
2011 16 6 2
2010 19 4 7
2009 23 5 10
2008 10 5 5
2007 19 5 8
2006 20 4 6
2005 19 3 3
2004 18 6 3
2003 11 5 6
2002 17 4 4
2001 16 6 3
POLK
2015 97 29
2014 82 24
2013 82 29
2012 65 42
2011 85 31 25
2010 62 30 22
2009 81 20 27
2008 84 50 34
2007 78 35 34
2006 62 23 40
2005 81 23 37
2004 58 20 42
2003 48 24 35
2002 64 35 37
2001 83 28 32Organizations, Programs & Events in Region 14:Crisis Centers:
Peace River Center-Crisis Line
1255 Golf View Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830If you or someone you know may be suicidal, please call toll free 800-627-5906 or 863-519-3744 for the Peace River Center. They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.The Crisis Response Team is a mobile outreach service that is designed to provide immediate crisis assessment, intervention and counseling, linkage and referral, and crisis follow-up contact. All in an effort to reach a resolution for adults and children who may be experiencing any type of emotional crisis, which can include: suicidal intentions, self destructive behaviors, or acute, severe, and intense emotional distress. The Team is also equipped to provide suicide prevention awareness, critical incident stress debriefing, and stress management.Business Line: 863-519-3747The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a secured 30 Bed Public receiving facility for Florida’s Baker Act. The CSU provides Psychiatric stabilization services to those who have met Florida Baker Act or Marchman Act criterion. Individuals who experience a crisis are stabilized usually within a 72 hour period at the unit. Services offered at the crisis stabilization unit include group counseling, medication management, recovery education, discharge planning and referrals, as well as family education.AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NOOther Services for Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties:
BARTOWAdministrative Services
863-519-0575
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday
1239 East Main Street
Children’s Resiliency Team
Home to Stay
Forensic Case ManagementCrisis Stabilization Unit
24/7 365 Days a Year
1255 Golfview Avenue
863-519-3744
Outpatient CounselingShort Term Residential Facility (SRT)
24/7 365 Days a Year
1255 Golfview Avenue
863-519-3741LAKELANDGateway Facility
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday
Adult Case Management, Adult Overlay, Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Supported Employment, Supported Housing
715 North Lake Ave.
863-248-3311Gilmore Outpatient Office
7:30am – 5:00pm Monday-Thursday
7:30am-noon Friday
1835 North Gilmore Ave.
863-248-3311WAUCHULAOutpatient Counseling,
Medication Management
8:00am – 6:00pm Monday-Friday
213 E. Orange St., Suite B
863-773-3228
Appointment Line: 863-248-3311

Region 15 Counties of: Indian River – Martin – Okeechobee – St LucieRegion Director:Doris Carrol
Office – 561-693-5299
Cell – 561-632-5663
[email protected] 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)
Source: Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
SUICIDES Homicides HIV
INDIAN RIVER
2015 17 5
2014 26 10
2013 28 6
2012 27 4
2011 16 8 3
2010 19 1 1
2009 24 8 13
2008 25 6 3
2007 19 3 4
2006 26 8 6
2005 29 4 13
2004 17 3 7
2003 16 5 4
2002 16 6 8
2001 19 4 9
MARTIN
2015 22 1
2014 24 6
2013 32 4
2012 30 8
2011 39 1 7
2010 21 2 2
2009 35 0 14
2008 27 5 3
2007 24 7 6
2006 20 3 8
2005 22 4 10
2004 29 7 8
2003 24 4 7
2002 25 7 6
2001 17 4 10
OKEECHOBEE
2015 4 0
2014 8 2
2013 5 2
2012 7 0
2011 10 0 0
2010 7 2 0
2009 7 1 2
2008 8 0 2
2007 7 1 2
2006 8 5 3
2005 6 3 6
2004 5 0 5
2003 4 2 3
2002 8 2 6
2001 3 5 1
ST LUCIE
2015 54 15
2014 46 19
2013 41 15
2012 48 11
2011 54 24 18
2010 44 18 19
2009 46 21 18
2008 35 15 24
2007 38 11 27
2006 48 10 50
2005 27 10 36
2004 28 10 40
2003 32 16 31
2002 27 15 39
2001 35 24 38Organizations, Programs & Events in Region 15:Crisis Centers:
New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, Inc.
4500 W. Midway Road
Ft. Pierce, FL 34981
Administrative Contact:
t)772.468.5600
f)772.467.3049
[email protected] Hours:
888.468.5600 toll free
Hours:
AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO
Mental Health Assn Indian R/St Lucie Crisis Line
2001 9th Ave., Suite #301
Vero Beach, FL 32960-3431
Administrative Contact:
t)772.569.9788
f)772.569.2088 AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Florida Southeast Chapter
Jill Harrington
Florida Southeast & Florida Southwest Chapters Area Director
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
6526 S. Kanner Highway, #133, Stuart, FL 34997
P: (561)392-7877
[email protected]
www.afsp.org/floridasoutheast
www.afsp.org/flsouthwest
Mental Health Facility:New Horizons of the Treasure Coast
4500 W. Midway Road
Ft. Pierce, FL 34981
772-468-5600Survivors of Suicide: Support Groupshttp://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support
FORT PIERCESurvivors of Suicide – Fort Pierce
Contact: [email protected], (772) 403-4530
Meeting Place: 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: Contact for information – once a month alternating with Stuart location – 2nd and 4thWednesdays of the month
Facilitated by: Peer/Professional
Charge: Donations accepted, but not required
STUARTSurvivors of Suicide – Stuart
Contact: [email protected], (772) 403-4530
Meeting Place: 1201 Southeast Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: Contact for information – once a month alternating with Fort Pierce location – 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month
Facilitated by: Peer/Professional
Charge: Donations accepted, but not requiredVERO BEACH
Suicide Grievers Support Group
Contact Angie Messner, [email protected], (419) 651-5401
Meeting Place: Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church
3755 Highway A1A, Vero Beach, FL 32963
Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time: Contact for information
Facilitated by: Peer/Professional
Charge: None


Survivors of Suicide: Support Groups
http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support
TAMPA

Suicide Loss Group
The Life Center
6811 North Central Avenue
Tampa, FL  33604Contact:  Sheryle R. Baker M.A., Executive Director
[email protected]
www.lifecenteroftampa.orgMeeting Place:
The Life Center
6811 North Central Avenue
Tampa, FL  33604Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
1st Wednesday each month 7:15 – 9PM &
3rd Sunday each month 4-6PMFacilitated by:  Professional & Peer
Charge:  
No
Newsletter:
  None
Counties Served
:  Tampa Bay AreaLUTZ

Healing After Loss of Suicide (HALOS)

Group Life Center of Suncoast Kids Place
Campus of Van Dyke Church
17030 Lakeshore Rd.
Lutz, 33558

First and third Wed. of the month, HALOS Adult Group from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

No fee and it is a peer lead group.

Please call 813-990-0216 for any questions

Facilitated by Betsey Westuba

Free childcare available with advance reservation.

Tampa Bay Tribune:  www.tampatrib.com