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Region 14


Counties of:  Hardee - Highlands - Polk
 


Region Director:

Elizabeth Westuba
30537 Lettingwell Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
813-406-4621
ewestuba@gmail.com

If you or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, please reach out for hope by calling:
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
24 hours a day; 7 days a week
(see "Learn the SIGNS"  button above for more information)

Source:  Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
 
Table D-18
SUICIDES Homicides HIV
HARDEE      
2014 3 1
2013 4 3
2012 4 2
2011 2 2 2
2010 3 2 1
2009 1 4 2
2008 4 0 0
2007 2 5 0
2006 5 1 1
2005 3 2 2
2004 5 1 1
2003 4 0 3
2002 2 1 1
2001 3 2 2
HIGHLANDS      
2014 23 8
2013 27 4
2012 18 5
2011 16 6 2
2010 19 4 7
2009 23 5 10
2008 10 5 5
2007 19 5 8
2006 20 4 6
2005 19 3 3
2004 18 6 3
2003 11 5 6
2002 17 4 4
2001 16 6 3
POLK
2014 82 24  
2013 82 29  
2012 65 42  
2011 85 31 25
2010 62 30 22
2009 81 20 27
2008 84 50 34
2007 78 35 34
2006 62 23 40
2005 81 23 37
2004 58 20 42
2003 48 24 35
2002 64 35 37
2001 83 28 32


Organizations, Programs & Events  in Region 14:
 


Crisis Centers:
Peace River Center-Crisis Line
1255 Golf View Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830

If you or someone you know may be suicidal, please call toll free 800-627-5906 or 863-519-3744 for the Peace River Center.  They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Crisis Response Team is a mobile outreach service that is designed to provide immediate crisis assessment, intervention and counseling, linkage and referral, and crisis follow-up contact. All in an effort to reach a resolution for adults and children who may be experiencing any type of emotional crisis, which can include: suicidal intentions, self destructive behaviors, or acute, severe, and intense emotional distress. The Team is also equipped to provide suicide prevention awareness, critical incident stress debriefing, and stress management. 

Business Line: 863-519-3747
 


The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a secured 30 Bed Public receiving facility for Florida's Baker Act.  The CSU provides Psychiatric stabilization services to those who have met Florida Baker Act or Marchman Act criterion.  Individuals who experience a crisis are stabilized usually within a 72 hour period at the unit.  Services offered at the crisis stabilization unit include group counseling, medication management, recovery education, discharge planning and referrals, as well as family education.

AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO

Other Services for Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties:

BARTOW

Administrative Services
863-519-0575
8:00am - 5:00pm Monday-Friday
1239 East Main Street
Children's Resiliency Team
Home to Stay
Forensic Case Management

Crisis Stabilization Unit
24/7 365 Days a Year
1255 Golfview Avenue
863-519-3744
Outpatient Counseling

Short Term Residential Facility (SRT)
24/7 365 Days a Year
1255 Golfview Avenue
863-519-3741


LAKELAND

Gateway Facility
8:00am - 5:00pm Monday-Friday
Adult Case Management, Adult Overlay, Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Supported Employment, Supported Housing
715 North Lake Ave.
863-248-3311

Gilmore Outpatient Office
7:30am - 5:00pm Monday-Thursday
7:30am-noon Friday
1835 North Gilmore Ave.
863-248-3311
 


WAUCHULA

Outpatient Counseling,
Medication Management

8:00am - 6:00pm Monday-Friday
213 E. Orange St., Suite B
863-773-3228
Appointment Line:  863-248-3311