Help Promote Hope
Suicide is a multifaceted public health problem requiring attention from an entire community to ensure that the protection and welfare of its citizens is a priority. People suffering in silence and losing hope in their future is a tragedy we can curtail by implementing comprehensive approaches at all stages of the life cycle. It is imperative that we improve the quality of life for Floridians by promoting a culture that restores hope, fosters help-seeking behaviors, and builds resilience and connectedness among communities, families and individuals in order to create a strong foundation from which people can successfully face life stress.
The Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention is tasked with developing and implementing a statewide plan to reduce Florida’s suicide rate. The Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council, whose role is to advise the Office, has proposed numerous initiatives aimed at various stakeholders. This centralized structure is necessary to integrate a statewide effort and provide a unified direction, but the opportunity to transform lives depends on empowerment at the local level.
This Web site is designed to be used by the Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council, school personnel, state agencies, community members, faith-based organizations, employers and others as a resource for suicide prevention.
- Build collaboration and facilitate cooperation between the State and communities
- Assist in the implementation of the Florida Suicide Prevention Strategy
- Ensure accessibility to suicide prevention resources statewide
- Provide updates to the people of Florida on current suicide prevention initiatives and activities overseen by the Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention