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If you or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, please reach out for hope by calling:
800-273-8255 (TALK)
24 hours a day; 7 days a week
If in immediate danger - call
911
(see "Learn the SIGNS"  button above for more information)
Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255 and Press 1
 The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential hotline, online chat, and text-messaging service. Veterans and their families and friends are encouraged to call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at http://www.VeteransCrisisLine.net/chat, or text to 838255 to speak with qualified VA professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Annual FSPC Board Meeting
June 9, 2015

The annual FSPC Director meeting is scheduled for June 9 at 7:00pm by
teleconference.  The meeting will take place at the Alachua County
Crisis Center.  Phone number and code will be provided in a separate
email.  At that meeting, there will be a vote for new officers.

All the current officers have been contacted and they are willing to
continue on unless there are nominations for replacement.  They are as
follows:

Betsey Westuba - Chair
Lisa Zeller - Vice Chair
Judy Broward - Vice Chair
Rene Favreau - Treasurer
Laura Meyer - Secretary

 [click here] for minutes of the meeting of May 31, 2014 (Completed)

Florida Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol (13th Annual)

 March 19, 2015
(Updated:   3/23/15)

See Pictures from the Day at the Capital: [click here]

For Details of 2015 Day at the Capital [click here]
Day at the Capitol FLYER with details:  [click here]

Governor Rick Scott Proclamation [click here]

2013 Suicides-Homicides Stats in Florida by County Handout [click here]
(latest statistics available)

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See details of past "Day at the Capitol"
2003-2014 [click here]

 

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

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

See Region 3 for more information: [click here]

FSPC INSIGHT Newsletter
A Newsletter for the Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition
 

Day at the Capital 2015 & Dr. Sofia Castro
[click here] - Spring 2015, Volume 4, Issue 1
Managing the Holidays 
[click here] - Fall 2014 - Volume 3, Issue 3
Attempt Survivors Recognized [click here] - Summer 2014 - Volume 3, Issue 2
Day at the Capital
[click here] - Winter 2014 - Volume 3, Issue 1
Managing the Holidays  [click here] - Fall 2013 - Volume 2, Issue 2
Day at the Capital
[click here] - Spring/Summer 2013 - Volume 2, Issue 1
"Highlight on FSPC Regions"
[click here]  - March 2012 - Volume 1, Issue 2
"Managing the Holidays" [click here]  - December 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 1
2013 FLORIDA Suicide Statistics Now Available
Go to these buttons:  FIND YOUR AREA and FACTS/Statistics
Statistics for each County for years 2001-2013 (13 years) available
(2013 released July, 2014)

2013 USA SUICIDE:  Official Final Data (AAS) Now Available
(the most recent available, released Jan 2015)

Got to above button:  FACTS/Statistics

Suicide Prevention Awareness:
For more information on National/World Events click on: [Upcoming Events]
Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition (FSPC) BROCHURE (June 2014)
Who Are We?

[click here] for brochure
Florida Suicide Prevention Strategy Brochure :
 2011-2015
For complete copy in PDF:
[click here]
Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance Survey
United States -
2011
[click here for full report]
For more information: [The FACTS/Statistics]
Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide
on-line.
For complete information go to:
[click here]
bulletSuicide takes the lives of over 2,900 Floridians and more than 39,500+ Americans each year.
bulletIn 2013, there were 2,892 reported suicide deaths in Florida.
bullet9th leading cause of death of Floridians (2013).
bulletFlorida has the 3rd highest number of suicides in the Nation and ranks #21 highest rate of all the states [2013].
bulletFlorida has more than two times the number of suicides than homicides [2013].
bulletEvery 31 seconds someone in the U.S. attempts suicide; Every 12.8 minutes someone in the U.S. dies by suicide.  Each person who dies by suicide leaves behind an average of six loved ones or survivors (estimate) [2013].

Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition (FSPC)
Betsey Westuba, Chair
813-406-4621
bwestuba@yahoo.com
 

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