Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition (FSPC)

Home Learn the SIGNS Upcoming Events The FACTS/Statistics Resources-Links Gov't Contacts State History Media Survivors About FSPC Join FSPC Find Your Area

Region 6


Counties of:  Hillsborough - Manatee - Pasco
 

Region Director:

Betsey 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)

Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 7th to Sept. 13th
Sept. 9th 
Suicide Prevention Community Awareness Series

Time:              1:00 to 2:00 PM
Location: Pasco Hernando State College, Porter Campus 2727 Mansfield Blvd,
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

Sponsored By: Faculty Support Dept.
Details: Suicide Prevention Workshop presented by Betsey Westuba with the FL Suicide Prevention Coalition. Warning signs, risk factors and resources will be presented.

Sept. 10th

World Suicide Prevention Day
QPR Training

Time: 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Location:  Pasco Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus
                           450 Beverly Court
                           Spring Hill, FL 34606

Sponsored By:  FL Council for Community Mental Health, Florida LINC, UCF, USF

Details:  Suicide Prevention Question Persuade Refer training. Three simple steps anyone can learn to prevent suicide.

World Suicide Prevention Day Event: Celebrating Coping and Resiliency

Time:  6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  James A. Haley VA Hospital Auditorium, 13000 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612

Sponsored By: Tampa Bay Suicide Prevention Task Force

Details:              An informative and encouraging event with interactive coping skills,  a dance performance and key note public speaker Rena Ramono.

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walks 

PASCO

DATE: November 7, 2015
TIME: 
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

LOCATION: Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Pk. Blvd., New Port Richey, FL 34655

 WALK CHAIR: Marie Kelley

CONTACT: 205-307-3908  and tmkelley4@msn.com
REGISTER AT: 
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=3508


Save the Date!!

Children’s Grief Awareness Day Event

Date: Nov. 14th, 2015

 Presented By: The Suncoast Kids Place

Details to Be Announced at a later date

What is Children’s Grief Awareness Day?

Florida followed the lead from the state of Pennsylvania, where a proclamation was passed in 2008 to honor the grief of children.  In 2011, a FL resolution was passed that provides a tool to support children who are dealing with the death of a loved one. The purpose and goal of this day is to help others understand the impact of death on children and their need for support.  

Children’s Grief Awareness Day is held the third Thursday in November.
 

Pasco County

Street Thundercat’s Motorcycle Club

Suicide Awareness Ride and Benefit

In Support of
The Suncoast Yellow Ribbon
Suicide Prevention & Awareness Project

When: Sunday Nov. 15th  2015
Time:
Riders arrive at 12:00, event continues to 4:00
Hosted By:
Street Thundercat’s Motorcycle Club
Where:
Peabody’s Billiards and Restaurant
15333 Amberly Dr., Wesley Chapel, FL 33647

All Proceeds to Benefit

Suncoast Yellow Ribbon
Suicide Prevention & Awareness Project

Ø $15 Gets You Food and Beverages
Ø
Suicide Prevention Resources Available
Ø
DJ
Ø
Huge Raffle
Ø
50/50
Ø
Vendors
Ø
Bounce House for the Kids

Come Support our Efforts to Help Eliminate Suicide and
Offer Help and Hope to the Tampa Bay Communities!

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Event

Date: November 21, 2015
Time:
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: The University of Tampa
                  401 Kennedy Blvd.
                  Tampa, Florida 33606

Food Served: Lunch

Suggested donation: $10

Contact: Jason A. Tompkins, LCSW
      jtompkinslcsw@yahoo.com 
               813-784-0153

Sponsoring Organizations and/or Affiliations: AFSP – Tampa Bay Chapter
Register at:
http://www.survivorday.org/event/tampa-fl/

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walks 

TAMPA

DATE: December 5, 2015
TIME: 
1:00 to 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Cotanchobee Park (Downtown Tampa River Walk) 601 Old Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

WALK CHAIR(S): Gloria Ballard

CONTACT813-422-1133 and TampaOOTD@gmail.com

REGISTER ATwww.afsp.org/local-chapters/find-your-local-chapter/afsp-tampa-bay

Source:  Florida Vital Statistics Annual Reports
 
Table D-12
SUICIDE Homicides HIV
HILLSBOROUGH
2013 167 72
2012 162 72
2011 161 70 64
2010 145 69 63
2009 180 72 67
2008 163 80 81
2007 157 76 90
2006 171 63 106
2005 128 48 103
2004 129 60 105
2003 124 65 100
2002 123 68 147
2001 148 63 108
MANATEE
2013 69 14
2012 49 33
2011 51 13 9
2010 58 18 12
2009 66 13 21
2008 60 17 12
2007 47 23 16
2006 48 16 14
2005 31 17 23
2004 43 18 19
2003 36 16 20
2002 41 16 16
2001 52 12 7
PASCO
2013 92 21
2012 79 17
2011 107 15 18
2010 89 14 8
2009 90 16 26
2008 91 29 12
2007 85 23 16
2006 85 26 10
2005 65 19 15
2004 71 25 18
2003 73 22 14
2002 77 16 11
2001 57 18 26


Organizations, Programs & Events  in Region 6:
 


Crisis Centers:

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Inc.
One Crisis Center Plaza
Tampa, FL 33613-1238
Administrative Contact:
t)813.964.1964 (Administrative)
fax)813.964.1564
www.crisiscenter.com
2-1-1 or
Toll free: 813-234-1234

Hours:
24 hours a day
7 days a week
365 days a year
 
AAS Certified YES
AAS Member YES
Hopeline Member YES
Manatee Glens Hospital and Addiction Center
391 6th Ave
Bradenton, FL 34205
Administrative Contact:
t)941.782.4617
f)941.782.4150
www.manateeglens.com
 
Hours:
 
AAS Certified NO
AAS Member NO
Hopeline Member NO
St. Joseph's Behavioral Health Care Center
BayCare Behavioral Health

4918 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614
Administrative Contact:
727.561.2425
727.561.2455 (fax)
www.baycare/behavioralhealth.org
Emergency Services Contact:
813.870.4300
 


Survivors of Suicide: Support Groups

http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support

TAMPA

Suicide Loss Group
The Life Center
6811 North Central Avenue
Tampa, FL  33604

Contact:  Sheryle R. Baker M.A., Executive Director
thelifecenter@mindspring.com
www.lifecenteroftampa.org

Meeting Place:
The Life Center
6811 North Central Avenue
Tampa, FL  33604

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:
1st Wednesday each month 7:15 - 9PM &
3rd Sunday each month 4-6PM

Facilitated by:  Professional & Peer
Charge: 
No
Newsletter:
  None
Counties Served
:  Tampa Bay Area

LUTZ

Healing After Loss of Suicide (HALOS)

Group Life Center of Suncoast Kids Place
Campus of Van Dyke Church
17030 Lakeshore Rd.
Lutz, 33558

First and third Wed. of the month, HALOS Adult Group from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

No fee and it is a peer lead group.

Please call 813-990-0216 for any questions

Facilitated by Betsey Westuba

Free childcare available with advance reservation.


Tampa Bay Tribune:  www.tampatrib.com