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Region 7


Counties of:  Brevard - Orange - Osceola - Seminole
 


Regional Director:

Tara Sullivan
Central and Northern Florida Area Director - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 
PO Box 533754, Orlando, FL 32853
407-415-8757
tsullivan@afsp.org

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 Homicide HIV
BREVARD
2014 114 21
2013 126 31
2012 123 32
2011 103 23 16
2010 111 31 22
2009 103 20 40
2008 108 28 18
2007 97 35 24
2006 90 28 20
2005 87 23 22
2004 83 20 22
2003 102 31 29
2002 84 15 29
2001 89 19 19
ORANGE
2014 128 89
2013 122 74
2012 130 85
2011 113 97 68
2010 120 71 59
2009 113 62 44
2008 134 114 95
2007 125 105 88
2006 99 123 98
2005 103 74 106
2004 109 58 108
2003 82 67 115
2002 91 60 90
2001 95 58 106
OSCEOLA
2014 34 10
2013 28 10
2012 30 10
2011 40 12 4
2010 20 6 16
2009 29 12 6
2008 25 15 15
2007 26 18 13
2006 28 17 9
2005 30 13 6
2004 22 9 11
2003 25 5 13
2002 27 5 8
2001 32 4 10
SEMINOLE
2014 53 15
2013 61 11
2012 54 18
2011 54 18 10
2010 55 16 13
2009 68 9 19
2008 47 25 16
2007 47 22 16
2006 40 19 14
2005 51 12 20
2004 44 18 16
2003 52 16 17
2002 58 9 17
2001 42 9 14


Organizations, Programs & Events  in Region 7:
 


Crisis Centers

Heart of Florida United Way
Dr. Nelson Ying Center
1940 Traylor Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32804

Administrative Contact:
Caree Jewell, LMHC
Director of 211 Crisis Hotline
(407)849-2374
http://www.hfuw.org/United_Way_2-1-1.php
Hotline: 211 or 407-839-4357

Hours: 24/7
 

AAS Certified:  Pending
AAS Member:  YES
Hopeline Member:
Central Florida Helpline
P.O. Box 941524
Maitland, FL 32791-1524
Administrative Contact:
(407)740-7408
(407)740-7483 (f)
www.centralfloridahelpline.org
407-740-TALK 

Hours:
 
 

AAS Certified: NO
AAS Member: NO
Hopeline Member: NO
211 Brevard, Inc
P.O. Box 417
Cocoa, FL 32923-0417
Administrative Contact:
(321)-631-9290
(321)-631-9291 (f)
www.211brevard.org
Helpline - 211 for callers from Brevard County  (321) 632-6688

Hours: 24/7

 
AAS Certified: YES
AAS Member: YES
Hopeline Member: YES
Circles of Care, Inc.
1770 Cedar St.
Rockledge, FL 32956
Administrative Contact:
321-722-5200
321-722-5237 (f)
www.circlesofcare.org
Hours:
 
AAS Certified: NO
AAS Member: NO
Hopeline Member: NO

NAMI Greater Orlando 

NAMIGO NEWS

237 Fernwood Blvd, Suite 101
 Fern Park, FL 32730
407-253-1900

 

www.namigo.org

EVENTS

Orlando 9th Annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk

When: February 6, 2016
Where : Baldwin Park, Orlando, FL

Contact: Vicki Long
Email: vlong.afsp@yahoo.com

407-646-2227
Website: http://afsp.donordrive.com/event/orlando  
 

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Winter Park

Date: November 21, 2015

Time: 8:00 am– Noon

Location: Rollins College
Bush Science Building, Auditorium
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32789

Contact for Inquiries : Myra Brazell 
Anchor76MSW@aol.com

850-814-8986
 

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Cocoa

Date: November 21, 2015

Time:  Noon – 6:00 pm

Location:  (Yet to be confirmed:)
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Rd.
Cocoa, Florida 32922

Charge/Donation Suggested donation: $5

Contact: Jill Seibert
nottodietbuttolive@gmail.com
321-210-6520
 

Publicly Supported Mental Health Centers

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Orange County:    Lakeside Alternatives                                         407-875-3700

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Seminole County: Seminole County Mental Health Center      407-831-2411

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Osceola County:   Osceola County Mental Health Center         407-846-0023

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Brevard County:  Circles of Care                                                         321-722-5200
 


Survivors of Suicide: Support Groups
 


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — Central Florida Chapter

Tara Sullivan – Central and Northern Florida Area Director
www.afsp.org/cfl
tsullivan@afsp.org
407-415-8757
 

HALOS (Healing After a Loved One’s Suicide)
Clermont, Florida

The group meets continuously throughout the year. Closed group meets for six consecutive weeks (several times annually), Tuesday evenings, 7:00PM - 8:30PM. Call or e-mail for starting date of next 6-week session.

Contact:  Marie Dudek Brown
352-978-6081
HALOSflorida@gmail.com
 

HALOS (Healing after a Loved One’s Suicide)
Orlando, Florida

Meeting Place:  Faith Assembly Church, Room E205
                            9307 Curry Ford Road
                            Orlando, Florida 32825 

The group meets continuously throughout the year. Meetings are held twice a month on the second Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Contact:  David Zampella
407-947-8683
HALOSorlando@gmail.com
 

Survivors of Suicide
Viera, Florida

The group meets continuously throughout the year. Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Meeting Place:  Wuesthoff Hospice
                            8060 Spyglass Hill Road
                           Viera, Florida 32940 

Contact:  Carol Bernard
321-253-2222, Ext. 624736
carol.bernard@hma.com
 

HALOS (Healing after a Loved One’s Suicide)
Winter Park, Florida

Meeting Place:  St. John Lutheran Church, downstairs lounge
                            1600 South Orange Avenue
                            Winter Park, Florida 32789 

Meeting Time(s):  The group meets continuously throughout the year. Meetings are held twice a month on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 

Contact:  Diana Bjorkman Wade, Ph.D.
321-663-4703
HALOSorlando@gmail.com
 

ORLANDO

Group Name & Mailing Address:
S.O.S. Self-Help Group
P.O. Box 149083
Orlando, FL  32814

Contact:  Call 407-425-2624 for voicemail box

Meeting Place:  First Baptist Church

Meeting Day(s)/Meeting Time:  3rd Thursday

Facilitated by:  Peer
Charge:  No
Newsletter:  No
Counties Served:  Orange/Orlando Area

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE HOTLINE:  407-447-3381

Callers can receive crisis counseling and community resource information 24/7.  Information about local survivors groups, grief counseling, etc.  Educational materials available to mail out to survivors.


Orlando Sentinel:  www.orlandosentinel.com

Florida Today:  www.floridatoday.com