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March 30, 2011

Florida Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol (9th Annual)

2011 Suicide Prevention Day Flyer [click here]

2009 Suicides-Homicides Stats in Florida by County Handout [click here]

Governor Rick Scott - PROCLAMATION for Florida Suicide Prevention Day  [click here]

Mission for this Legislative Session;

bulletGovernor Rick Scott & Bills to move the SOSP from the Executive Office of the Governor to Department of Children & Families - FSPC AGAINST
bulletLegislative Bills to eliminate funding for SOSP - FSPC AGAINST
bulletLegislative Bills to eliminate at least one of two current positions in the SOSP - FSPC AGAINST
bulletLegislative Bill to REPEAL Section 1006.07(7), passed in 2010 to provide NO cost suicide prevention educational resources to all instructional and administrative personnel as part of the school district professional development system under s. 1012.98 - FSPC AGAINST

Statement of Retention of the SOSP in a Position of Leadership [click here]

FSPC needs help in making sure the Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention (SOSP) survives!!

SCHEDULE of EVENTS:
bulletSuicide Prevention Coordinating Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 29; 1:00pm - 3:00pm; The Capitol, Room 2103
bullet2nd Annual Lighting the Darkness Evening of Remembrance Ceremony
Tuesday, March 29; 6:00pm - 8:00pm; Alfred B. McClay Gardens
bulletEducational Display Booths
Wednesday, March 30; 9:00am - 3:00pm; The Capitol Rotunda
bulletSuicide Prevention Day Press Conference
Wednesday, March 30; 11:00am; Capitol 22nd Floor Observatory
Participating organizations;
bulletStatewide Office of Suicide Prevention and (banner)
bulletFlorida Suicide Prevention Coalition and (FSPC) (2 banners & quilt)
bulletUSF/FMHI/BCS
bulletThe Caring Tree of Big Bend Hospice
bulletFlorida ASAP Project/Daniel Memorial, Inc
bulletAmerican Foundation for Suicide Prevention and (quilt)
bulletFlorida Council on Compulsive Gambling
bulletFlorida Department of Health - Bureau of Epidemiology
bulletFlorida Department of Elder Affairs
bulletNAMI Florida and (banner)
bullet2-1-1 Big Bend, Inc
bulletThe Jason Foundation at University Behavioral Center, UCF
bulletStudents for Suicide Awareness, UWF and (banner)
bulletLifesavers, Florida State University School
bulletSuncoast Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program and (banner & 2 quilts)
bulletAfter Suicide Loss Support Group and (quilt)
bulletProject Speak, Daytona State College
bulletThe J.A.M. Foundation
Press Conference;
bulletMC - Senta Goudy - Director of SOSP
bulletBonnie McClelland & Judy Broward - Poem reading "We Remember When"
bulletMajor General Emmett Titshaw - Adjutant General - Florida National Guard
bulletJohn Stinchfield - FSU School - Lifesavers
bulletDavid Wilkins - Secretary, Department of Children & Families

Special thank you to Allyson Adolphson for her work in organizing the Day at the Capitol and the many activities!