Region 3

Counties: Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton,
Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, Suwannee, Union

Region Director: Ali Martinez

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

Crisis Services

Alachua County Crisis Center
218 SE 24th St.
Gainesville, FL 32641
Administrative Contact:
t) (352) 264-6785
f) (352) 264-6777
Crisis Line: 352-264-6789 Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Free counseling services available M-F 9-5 pm.
To make an appointment, call: 352-264-6785
Toll free 800.330.5615

Mental Health Centers

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare (Gainesville)
P.O. Box 2818
Gainesville, FL 32641
Administrative Contact:
t) 904.758.0670
f) 352.371.2076
Toll free 800.732.0315

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc. (Starke)
945 Grand St.
Starke, FL 32091
Administrative Contact:
t) 904.964.8382
f) 904.964.4827
University of Florida (UF) Health – Psychiatry
4037 NW 86 Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32606

Suicide Survivors Support Groups

Survivors of Suicide (S.O.S.) Support Group
Gainesville, Florida (Alachua County Crisis Center, 218 SE 24 th St,
Gainesville, Florida 32641)
Meetings: First and third Wednesday of every month; 7:00pm-8:30pm
Contact: Ariel Drescher
Phone: 352-264-6761
Email: [email protected]
Notes: Free, mental health professional as facilitator

Additional  Resources

Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden
Cofrin Nature Park
4810 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL
The Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden in Cofrin Nature Park 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. Dedication for the garden was Nov 14, 2013

Call Ali Martinez for more information

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