Collaborate to develop and implement suicide prevention,
intervention and postvention strategies and programs.
A coalition of Floridians for the
elimination of suicide in our communities.
Ms. Marlene Jehs
290 Wertz Dr.
Largo, FL 33771
Ms. Lisa Zeller
1980 S. Spring Garden Av
DeLand, FL 32720
710 Valley Forge Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
FSPC Board of Directors:
The Board is made up of the fifteen directors, one from each Region
and the elected officers. To contact a Board member from your
area, go to FIND YOUR AREA and
see the Region Director.
FSPC Articles of Incorporation
FSPC By Laws
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Formation of Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition:
An initial meeting was held in Orlando, June
8, 2002 in an attempt to organize and pull together the state of Florida
at the grassroots level addressing the issue of suicide prevention.
Thirteen attendees spent the day discussing the need and organization of
this entity. The result was the name of the organization, an
Interim Officer group, the idea to divide the State into Regions for
communication and coordination, proposed mission statement, short and
long term goals developed following the "Action Plan" of the Surgeon
General's National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives
for Action and to follow and coordinate with the Florida Suicide
Prevention Task Force, lead by James McDonough, Director, Florida Office
of Drug Control in Tallahassee, and the discussion of the development of
a formal State Plan. It was determined that the group needed to
outreach and have a meeting inviting interested members from around the
State. Participants were: Wendy Wiles, PhD-Facilitator,
Terry R. & Valerie Smith, Pat & David Scoones, Dennis Ross,
Brenda Molinaro, Laura Meyer, Liisa Hyvarinen, Donna Haramis, Angela
Blocker, Pam Harrington, and Donna Cacciatore.
A three day meeting was held October 14-17,
2002 administered by the Florida Army National Guard at Camp Blanding,
FL. This Coalition building program developed and administered
through the Florida Counterdrug Training Academy was sponsored by Jim
McDonough of the Florida Office of Drug Control.
Thirty members from around the State
took part in the training and development of the organization with the
|Committees were established (see above)|
|Organization was Incorporated and By-Laws were approved|
|501 (c)(3) has been applied|
|Membership (individual and corporate/organization) and fee
|Day at the Capitol to be determined|
|Annual Conference for October/November, site to be determined|
|Education brochure, newsletter and web site to be developed|
|A needs assessment will be developed|
|Region Directors and programs established for each of the 15
|Education, prevention, intervention and aftercare programs to be
October 14-17, 2002 - The organizers of the FSPC at Camp Blanding (Florida
Army National Guard), Starke, Florida.
Participants of the conference were: Nicola Anderson,
Jeffrey Barrett, Nancy Bell, Rene Bruer, Donna Cacciatore, Rene Favreau,
Vickie Freeman, Pam Harrington, Liisa Hyvarinen, Marilyn Juengst, Scott
Kelly-Spencer, Marshall Knudson, Meghan Lowery, Michael Merchant, Laura
Meyer, Christina Mitchell, Keith Mort, Dennis Perry, Jim Probert, Joanne
Quinn, Jackie Rosen, Dennis Ross, Jeffrey Ryan, Pat Scoones, Terry Smith,
Valerie Smith, Teresa Tate, Bernice Thomas, Donna Todd, Wendy Wiles.
Facilitators from FCTA were Capt Diana Travis & Bob Sneddon.
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