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4th Annual FSPC Day at the Florida Capitol
Tuesday, March 21, 2006

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Grassroots advocates, survivors of suicide, coalition and task force members met at the state capitol to increase awareness of the impact suicide has on our Florida families and communities and support suicide prevention efforts.
DAC Chair - Pam Harrington at r-harrington@comcast.net

Events of the day 

Displays were set up in the Rotunda and Capitol Courtyard from 8:30 4:00  

Legislative visits from 8:30 - 4:00 This was a great opportunity to educate our Florida Senators and Representatives on how suicide impacts the counties in their districts and to ask them to support the bills creating a Statewide Office for Suicide Prevention.

Press Conference with Governor Bush
2:15-2:45 PM
Capitol Courtyard Steps

Packets were delivered to the Senators and House members to include:

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Florida statistics for each county-2004:
            [Alachua - Holmes]                 [Indian River - Washington]

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Day at the Capitol Flyer:  [DAC Flyer]

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Suicide Prevention Bills SB 1008 & HB 527 information:  [Bills handout]

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Suicide warnings signs, risk and warning factors:  [Warning signs & Risk factors]

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Billboard:  [Billboard]