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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
(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.

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Become a member [click here]

Become a member and a supporter of Suicide Education & Prevention
Brochure - [click here]
Florida Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol (14th Annual)
 January 14, 2016 [A successful day!]
(Updated:   1.16.16)

A must see Press Conference at the Capitol as filmed by The Florida Channel (46 minutes), click below;


15th Annual Day at the Capitol 2017 to be announced soon!

See details of past "Day at the Capitol" 2003-2016 [click here] (Including 2016 Day)

Governor Rick Scott 2016 Proclamation [click here]

2014 Suicides-Homicides Stats in Florida by County Handout [click here]
(latest statistics available)



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]

A Newsletter for the Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition

Special Edition  [click here] - Fall 2015 - Volume 4, (Special Edition)
Managing the Holidays  [click here] - Fall 2015 - Volume 4, Issue 3
 Day at the Capital 2015 Review [click here] - Summer 2015, Volume 4, Issue 2
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
2014 FLORIDA Suicide Statistics Now Available
Go to these buttons:  FIND YOUR AREA and FACTS/Statistics
Statistics for each County for years 2001-2014 (14 years) available

2014 USA SUICIDE:  Official Final Data (AAS) Now Available
(the most recent available, released Dec 2015)

Go to:  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 :
For complete copy in PDF:
[click here]
Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance Survey
United States -
[click here for full report]
For more information: [The FACTS/Statistics]
Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide
For complete information go to:
[click here]
bulletSuicide takes the lives of over 2,900 Floridians and more than 42,000+ Americans each year.
bulletIn 2014, there were 2,961 reported suicide deaths in Florida.
bullet10th leading cause of death of Floridians (2014).
bulletFlorida has the 3rd highest number of suicides in the Nation and ranks #24 highest rate of all the states [2014].
bulletFlorida has more than two times the number of suicides than homicides [2013].
bulletEvery 30 seconds someone in the U.S. attempts suicide; Every 12.3 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) [2014].

Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition (FSPC)
Betsey Westuba, Chair

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